PHIL 252 is designed to improve a student’s ability to analyse and evaluate the kinds of arguments and theories commonly met with in everyday life. The course also helps students improve their own arguments and presentations by showing them how to draw sound conclusions from available evidence and how to construct well-reasoned cases to support these conclusions.
PHIL 333 provides an introduction to the special ethical problems and issues that arise for practitioners of professions. For example, what does it mean to identify oneself as a professional? What moral qualities should professionals bring to their practice? Can one's moral judgements as a professional conflict with those one would make as a private citizen? How should the interests of the professional, the client, and the larger community be balanced? What are the special moral problems of conducting a professional practice in a multicultural setting? Students will develop their own ability to recognise moral aspects of professional practice, to analyse concepts and issues in professional ethics, and to develop and defend their own positions on a variety of issues.
SOCI 300 is designed to introduce students to some of the representative concepts, definitions, typologies, and theories associated with the study of social organizations, and to show how these conceptual tools may be used to analyse several case studies of particular social organizations.