PHIL 162 - The University of Michigan: A Moral Institution?
Winter 2015, Section 001
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Subject: Philosophy (PHIL)
Department: LSA Philosophy
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Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

Is the University a moral institution? This course will examine moral dimensions of the University and of the academic activity of faculty and students. We will think about how to approach our own learning and participation in the community of the University by questioning academic life and the University. The class will work to develop understanding of moral inquiry and of three basic types of moral theory: consequentialism, represented by John Stuart Mill; deontology, represented by Immanuel Kant; and virtue ethics, represented by Aristotle. We will seek to apply these theories through a case-study approach to a variety of issues such as academic integrity; the purposes of higher education and of the university; admissions, access, and costs of attendance; academic freedom, codes of conduct, diversity, and other aspects of the university as an academic community; and the University’s moral and social obligations as an institution. Most case studies will deal with ongoing issues, but if there are breaking issues on campus, we will endeavor to work them into the curriculum.

Course Requirements:

Requirements for this course will include weekly online homework and two quizzes, a group project and presentation, class participation, and a paper developed in three stages over the course of the semester.

Intended Audience:

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Class Format:

The lecture session will be devoted to moral theory and to providing background information for case studies as needed. Discussion sections will review materials from the lecture and will work with the case studies: students will be assigned to small groups that will discuss the cases in preparation for full-section discussion.

Schedule

PHIL 162 - The University of Michigan: A Moral Institution?
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
27302
Open
3
 
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M 11:30AM - 1:00PM
002 (DIS)
 In Person
27303
Closed
0
 
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W 11:30AM - 1:00PM
003 (DIS)
 In Person
30757
Closed
0
2Y1 or Y2
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W 11:30AM - 1:00PM
004 (DIS)
 In Person
30758
Closed
0
 
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Th 11:30AM - 1:00PM
005 (DIS)
 In Person
30759
Closed
0
 
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Th 11:30AM - 1:00PM
006 (DIS)
 In Person
30761
Closed
0
 
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Tu 11:30AM - 1:00PM
007 (DIS)
 In Person
30762
Open
1
2Y1 or Y2
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Tu 11:30AM - 1:00PM
008 (DIS)
 In Person
30763
Closed
0
 
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F 11:30AM - 1:00PM
009 (DIS)
 In Person
30764
Open
2
2Y1 or Y2
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F 11:30AM - 1:00PM

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