SRJC Course Outlines

10/31/2020 12:35:49 PMPHIL 7 Course Outline as of Summer 2003

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  PHIL 7Title:  MORAL ISSUES  
Full Title:  Contemporary Moral Issues
Last Reviewed:10/23/2017

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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An introduction to ethics that focuses on modern and classical moral theories and their application to selected contemporary moral issues such as euthanasia, abortion, animal rights, and privacy.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Completion of ENGL 100 or ESL 100.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Examination of contemporary moral issues & of the ethical principles & theories underlying them.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Completion of ENGL 100 or ESL 100.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 1981
Inactive: 
 Area:E
Humanities
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 C2HumanitiesFall 1981
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 3BHumanitiesFall 1981
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
C-ID:
 CID Descriptor: PHIL 120 Introduction to Ethics SRJC Equivalent Course(s): PHIL7

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1.  Define and demonstrate an understanding of basic concepts in ethics.
2.  Describe, analyze and evaluate moral theories.
3.  Analyze and evaluate specific philosophical arguments involved in
   representative comtemporary moral issues.
4.  Compare, contrast and evaluate the application of modern and classical
   moral theories to contemporary moral issues.

Topics and Scope
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1.  Moral concepts such as moral values, virtues, rights, moral reasoning,
   relativism and absolutism, intrinsic and extrinsic value.
2.  Moral theories such as utilitarianism, contract theory and
   Kantianism.
3.  The factual background for representative moral issues such as
   euthanasia, abortion, animal rights, privacy.
4.  The philosophical theories and arguments involved in representative
   moral issues.

Assignments:
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1.  Reading assignments from course texts and supplementary materials.
2.  Quizzes as appropriate.  Quizzes may be based on the reading
   assignments.
3.  Exams:  take-home and in-class essay exams.
4.  Papers:  five-page or longer term paper on a practical or moral issue.
5.  Final examination.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
40 - 60%
Written homework, Term papers
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 50%
Multiple choice, Essay Exams, Short Essay or Quizzes
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 20%
CLASS PARTICIPATION


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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THE ELEMENTS OF MORAL PHILOSOPHY, 3rd ed., James Rachels, McGraw-Hill,
  1999.
THE RIGHT THING TO DO, 2nd ed., edited by James Rachels, McGraw-Hill,
  1999.
CONTEMPORARY MORAL ISSUES, 2nd ed., Lawrence Hinman, Harcourt, 1998.
ETHICS:  A PLURALISTIC APPROACH TO MORAL THEORY, Lawrence Hinman,
  Harcourt, 1998.
TAKING SIDES:  CLASHING VIEWS ON CONTROVERSIAL MORAL ISSUES, 8th ed.,
  Stephen Sarris, Dushkin, 2002
BEING GOOD, A SHORT INTRODUCTION TO ETHICS, Simon Blackburn, Oxford, 2001.

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