Course Descriptions

Philosophy

PHIL 111 Philosophy of Human Nature (3)

Michael Kelly

mkelly@SanDiego.edu

CRN 8 Limit 32
3-week Pre Session (6/4 – 6/22)
M-F
9 – 11:40 a.m.
KIPJ-217A

This introductory course surveys various approaches to human nature. The course may include such topics as the relation of mind and body, the nature of consciousness, life after death and the existence of the soul, the possibility of artificial intelligence, race and gender issues, the relation between the individual and society, and non-Western views of human nature. Note: Course will be canceled if there are fewer than six (6) paid students enrolled as of Monday, May 14.

PHIL 330-01 Ethics (3)

Corey Barnes

coreybarnes@SanDiego.edu

CRN 141 Limit 25
3-week Post Session (8/6 – 8/24)
M-F    
9 – 11:40 a.m.            
KIPJ-223A

A general study of principles or standards for judging individual and social conduct, focusing on major thinkers and philosophical issues in normative ethics, and the application of moral judgment to social or problem areas in human conduct. Note: Course will be canceled if there are fewer than six (6) paid students enrolled as of Monday, July 23.

PHIL 331 Biomedical Ethics (3)

Gary Jones

garyj@sandiego.edu

CRN 9 Limit 25
3-week Pre Session (6/4 – 6/22)
M-F
1 – 3:40 p.m.
KIPJ-219

A systematic examination of ethical principles as they apply to issues in medicine and scientific research, that is: mercy killing; abortion; experimentation on human subjects; allocation of scarce medical resources; organ transplants; and behavior modification. Moral obligations connected with the roles of nurse, doctor, etc., will receive special attention. Note: Course will be canceled if there are fewer than six (6) paid students enrolled as of Monday, May, 14.

PHIL 338 Environmental Ethics (3)

Rodney Peffer

peffer@sandiego.edu

CRN 10 Limit 25
6-week Mid Session (6/25 – 8/3)
TTh
5:30 – 8:45 p.m.
KIPJ-214

An exploration of ethical issues pertinent to the environment, for example: obligations to future generations; the question of animal rights; endangered species; pesticides and pollution; energy technologies; depletion of resources; and global justice and ocean resources. Consideration of the pertinent obligations of individuals, businesses, and government. Note: Course will be canceled if there are fewer than six (6) paid students enrolled as of Monday, June 11.