TR 5:30 - 7:35
Office: OV 357
Office hours: After class and by appt.
James Rachels and Stuart Rachels, eds., The Right Thing to Do, 4th edition
Your grade for the course will be determined as follows:
Midterm: 40%. In-class assignments: 20%. Final (non-comprehensive): 40%.
The exams will be multiple choice, and will cover both lecture and reading material. You will be able to make up exams provided you have a valid excuse for your absence. Please contact me as soon as possible (preferably by e-mail) if you miss an exam.
There will be ten in-class assignments, consisting of short answer or multiple choice questions. Note: you will not be able to make up in-class assignments unless you have a doctor's note, had a death in the family, or have some similar excuse for your absence.
Helpful contributions to class discussion will be effective in determining course grades in borderline cases.
Oct 30 - Midterm
Nov 11 - Veterans' Day
Nov 27 - Thanksgiving
Dec 8-11 - Finals Week
University regulations regarding academic misconduct will be strictly enforced.
Students with disabilities should make their needs known to the instructor.
Intro: Why be moral?
Divine Command Theory
Natural Law Theory
Social Contract Theory
The Drug War