Poli 318: DEATH IN AMERICA

 

An ethics and public policy case-based seminar that proceeds from the premise that the patterned mal-distribution of mortality rates is a conspicuous consequence and hence robust measure of social injustice. Four distinct cases are addressed from philosophical, ethical and policy perspectives: health-care, criminal justice, oil and petroleum, and military service.

Pedagogy includes discussion, exams, digital field-work, and service-learning.

Fulfills AR general education requirement.

 

SYLLABUS

 

 

 

Uninsured in America: life and death in the land of opportunity (2005)

Susan Sered

and Rushika Fernandopulle

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The New Jim Crow:

Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness (2010)

Michelle Alexander

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lives Per Gallon: The True Cost of Our Oil Addiction (2006)

Terry Tamminen

 

The Casualty Gap:

The Causes and Consequences of American Wartime Inequalities (2010)

Douglas L. Kriner and Francis X. Shen