2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    
    May 25, 2022  
2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PHIL 230 Contemporary Moral Problems (5 credits)



Distribution Area Fulfilled Humanities; General Transfer Elective
Course Description
Provides students with an introduction to ethical theories and their application to moral issues. Topics may include: privacy rights capital punishment, animal rights, environmental issues, and euthanasia.

Student Outcomes
1. Use ethical theory to discuss and attempt to resolve moral problems
2. Test traditional and contemporary philosophical theories by applying them to the moral issues presented in class.
3. Assess which of these theories are better able to address the various moral issues
4. Analyze and examine the factual claims that help to define particular moral problems
5. Criticize and/or support the claims presented on both sides of an issue
6. Judge the strength/weakness, validity or invalidity of the arguments presented
7. Create arguments and develop counterarguments for/against the moral issues presented in class



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