PHL 106

Ethics

This class satisfies the Humanities requirement. Some of these classes enable students to earn credit for the Great Books program; the Great Books classes have lower class size and are discussion based. Each instructor develops his or her own focus for PHL 106. Please contact the instructor for information on the class focus and books.

Please note that all of our ethics classes also satisfy one of the three core requirements for those students seeking to complete the Peace and Social Justice Studies concentration.
(IAI H4 904)

Section 0G1

MW

 11:00am-12:15pm

Des Plaines

Holly Graff

Section 0G2

MW

12:30pm-1:45pm

Skokie

Peter Hudis

"Social and Environmental Justice: Classical, Modern, and Contemporary Perspectives"

Section 0G3

TR

 9:30am-10:45am

Skokie

Carlos Briones

For Section 001, objectivism versus subjectivism, making sense of human rights, theories of the good versus theories of duty, and where feminism, nonhumans, and different cultures fit into ethics are but a few of the primary themes this course engages.

Section 0G4

TR

 11:00am-12:15pm

Des Plaines

Kristin McCartney

Section 0G4: In addition to closely reading primary texts, we will study students' historical participation and leadership in social justice movements, such as the Civil Rights Movement, in order to critically reflect on contemporary opportunities for civic engagement.

Section 0G7

TR

8:00am-9:15am

Des Plaines

Peter Hudis

"To What Extent Are We Responsible for the Well-Being of Other People?"

Section GW1

S

9:00am-1:15pm

Skokie

Clare Pearson

In this class we will look at several different ways of understanding what's ethical and give you the opportunity to develop your own personal ethical outlook informed by these ways of thinking, and then to apply it to a specific ethical or social justice issue of your choosing.

Section GW1 is a late start course beginning 9/30