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Civic Communication and Media

CCM 201 (EV) Arguing About the Right Thing to Do (1)

The course investigates methods of arguing about ethics. First, students will be introduced to the general question of whether matters of right and wrong are susceptible to argument. are questions of right and wrong merely personal choices or do argumentative methods exist to distinguish right from wrong? Second, students will be introduced to various methods of arguing about ethical matters. Finally, these methods or argument will be applied to several examples of ethical questions prevalent in civic society, especially those including life and death, personal liberty, personal responsibility, and ethical rhetoric. The course also requires that students make presentations about ethical matters.

  • General Education Requirement Fulfillment: Examining Values
  • Offering: Alternating Years
  • Instructor: Trapp, Staff