70:151 Beer, Books, and Sex: Ethics of Student Life [Behme]

Prerequisite: Nil.

This course uses case studies to reflect on the ethical aspects of being a university student. Students will learn to think through moral dilemmas by analyzing real life situations in accordance with the following ethical principles: 1) the greatest good, 2) the golden rule, 3) relationships, 4) community, and 5) character growth. The case studies that students will think about concern: academic integrity, plagiarism, drinking, power, sex, rape, hate-speech, racism, diversity, tolerance, cheating, and relativism. This course is an opportunity for students to practice moral reasoning. Students will acquire the necessary skills to deal with the challenges and responsibilities of being a member of the university community.

3 lecture hours per week, one term.

Instructor: Christina Behme