Philosophy 332: Ethics Applied to the Professions

This course applies the ethical theories studied in Philosophy 331 (or in the first half of Philosophy 330) to several contemporary moral questions, where the questions chosen are of particular interest to the medical, business, legal, and other professions. These questions include the rights and responsibilities of professionals, patients, and consumers; euthanasia and abortion; sexual harassment and affirmative action; the social and financial responsibilities of corporations; human sexuality, pornography, and the family; the role of the law in legislating and enforcing morality. Three credits.

Prerequisite: Philosophy 331 (or the first half of Philosophy 330)

Course Outline:

Texts / Readings:

available from the instructor / articles from philosophy journals and books
Method of Evaluation:
Group presentations - 20%
Written assignment (March) - 35 %
Final examination (April) - 45 %