Viewing: PHI 221 : Contemporary Moral Issues

Last approved: Thu, 20 Sep 2018 08:01:03 GMT

Last edit: Mon, 17 Sep 2018 14:04:59 GMT

Changes proposed by: n51ls801
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Major
PHI (Philosophy)
221
017176
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
Contemporary Moral Issues
Contemporary Moral Issues
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Philosophy and Religion (16PHI)
38.0201
Religion/Religious Studies.
Term Offering
Fall, Spring and Summer
Offered Every Year
Fall 2018
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)
Distance Education (DELTA)

Grading Method
Graded with S/U option
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture3.0
Course Attribute(s)
GEP (Gen Ed)

If your course includes any of the following competencies, check all that apply.
University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Robert Mabrito
Associate Professor of Philosophy

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture15050YesNone
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Delivery FormatPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
LEC10050YesNone


Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
16PHILBA B. A. In Philosophy Elective
16PHILETH Philosophy-BA Sub-Plan Philosphy Ethics Concentration Elective
16PHILLAW Philosophy-BA Sub-Plan Philosophy of Law concentration Elective
16PHILBS Philosophy-BS Elective
16PHILLOG Philosophy-BS Sub-Plan Logic, Representation and Reason Elective
16PHM Minor in PhilosophyElective
16ETHMMinor in EthicsElective
16HMMMinor in Health, Medicine and Human ValuesElective
Philosophical analysis and theory applied to a broad range of contemporary moral issues, including euthanasia, suicide, capital punishment, abortion, war, famine relief, and environmental concerns.

No revisions. GEP-HUM review required.


No

Is this a GEP Course?
Yes
GEP Categories
Humanities
Humanities Open when gep_category = HUM
Each course in the Humanities category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 
Describe and explain the philosophical reasoning behind the different positions one may hold concerning several major contemporary moral issues such as abortion, animal rights, euthanasia, and the right to privacy.
 
 
Essay questions on exams.
Sample exam essay prompt: Describe and explain how Marquis argues that abortion is morally wrong even if a fetus is not a person.
 
 
Interpret charitably texts that present arguments concerning contemporary moral issues.
 
 
Multiple-choice and essay questions on the quizzes and exams.
Sample essay prompt: Reconstruct Thomson’s argument that abortion is morally permissible even if a fetus is a person. Be sure that your reconstruction reflects a suitably charitable interpretation of what Thomson writes.
 
 
Construct and criticize philosophical arguments concerning particular moral issues.
 
 
Long essay questions on the midterm and final
Sample essay question: Given the previous scenario involving the treatment of animals, identify what position would be taken by each of the listed philosophers, e.g. Singer, a consequentialist and Regan, a deontologist, and reconstruct how the philosophers would argue for their positions.
Mathematical Sciences Open when gep_category = MATH
Each course in the Mathematial Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Natural Sciences Open when gep_category = NATSCI
Each course in the Natural Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Social Sciences Open when gep_category = SOCSCI
Each course in the Social Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Interdisciplinary Perspectives Open when gep_category = INTERDISC
Each course in the Interdisciplinary Perspectives category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Visual & Performing Arts Open when gep_category = VPA
Each course in the Visual and Performing Arts category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Health and Exercise Studies Open when gep_category = HES
Each course in the Health and Exercise Studies category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
&
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Global Knowledge Open when gep_category = GLOBAL
Each course in the Global Knowledge category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve objective #1 plus at least one of objectives 2, 3, and 4:
 
 

 
 

 
Please complete at least 1 of the following student objectives.
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

US Diversity Open when gep_category = USDIV
Each course in the US Diversity category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve at least 2 of the following objectives:
Please complete at least 2 of the following student objectives.
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Requisites and Scheduling
100
 
a. If seats are restricted, describe the restrictions being applied.
 
na
 
b. Is this restriction listed in the course catalog description for the course?
 
na
 
List all course pre-requisites, co-requisites, and restrictive statements (ex: Jr standing; Chemistry majors only). If none, state none.
 
none
 
List any discipline specific background or skills that a student is expected to have prior to taking this course. If none, state none. (ex: ability to analyze historical text; prepare a lesson plan)
 
none
Additional Information
Complete the following 3 questions or attach a syllabus that includes this information. If a 400-level or dual level course, a syllabus is required.
 
Title and author of any required text or publications.
 
See syllabus
 
Major topics to be covered and required readings including laboratory and studio topics.
 
See syllabus
 
List any required field trips, out of class activities, and/or guest speakers.
 
None
The course has long been staffed as budget levels and negotiated departmental priorities permit.

GEP suffice - see syllabus, page 3.


Student Learning Outcomes

GEP suffice - see syllabus, page 3.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Quizzes40/600Quizzes
Multiple exams320/6002 @ 160
Final Exam240/600Final Exam
Attendance-You are allowed two unexcused absences without penalty. For each unexcused absence beyond the first two, I will deduct 3 points from the total points you have earned on the in-class tests and final exam.
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
Logic and Basic Moral Theory2.5 wksSee syllabus
Animal Rights4.5 wksSee syllabus
Abortion3.5 wksSee syllabus
Liberty and Privacy4.5 wksSee syllabus
GER>GEP Providing last approved information
Last approved syllabus- 2002
No university approved GEP information found in records

CIM Notes:
16 weeks added as course length based on university standards
GEP attribute indicated (box checked)
Course delivery needed in CIM
GEP measures and outcomes needed in CIM
Course objectives needed in CIM
Grading/evaluation added from last approved syllabus
Student Learning Outcomes added from last approved syllabus

Syllabus Notes:

Syllabus review of last approved syllabus based on Syllabus Regulations page: https://policies.ncsu.edu/regulation/reg-02-20-07/

The following statements which can be found at the above link should be added to the syllabus:
-Students with Disabilities (current statement has incorrect Disability Resources location)
-Academic Integrity (to include honor pledge)
-PRRs
-Electronic Components

The following components should be added to the syllabus:
-Current instructor information
-Course prerequisites or a statement indicating there are none
-GEP information including categories, measures, and outcomes
-Course objectives
-Course description that includes catalog description as it is listed in CIM
-Any course components (labs, etc.)
-Instructor's policies on late work
-Updated link to the University's attendance policy

RLB 06/27/2018
aeherget (Wed, 29 Aug 2018 12:07:44 GMT): AECHH: Updating program list at faculty request via email 8/28/2018.
aeherget (Mon, 17 Sep 2018 14:04:59 GMT): AECHH: PHI 221 was approved at September 12, 2018's UCCC meeting where members made the friendly suggestion to clarify the statement in class participation and attendance, “which you attend and in which you show an active interest”, asking how active interest is measured. Suggestions not acted on, request to move forward 9/12 via email.
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