It seems like we live in a world with little concern for what is good and right and just. We read about people suffering, about hatred and hostility, about discrimination and inequities. In response, we throw up our hands and say: ""What can we do? This is the way it is and the way it has always been. Might as well join the crowd!"" In this course we will examine broad ethical issues: why should we be concerned with doing what is good and becoming a good person? What is ethics? Is it possible to acquire moral expertise? Are all moral judgments equivalent, or simply matters of opinion? What are examples of contemporary Canadian moral dilemmas, and can reflection upon ethical theories resolve these dilemmas? The course concludes by analyzing wider-reaching ethical issues of what constitutes justice and the possibility of constructing a global ethics.
Contact: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences and Innovative Learning
416.675.6622 ext. 74086
Courses may not be offered each semester. To verify whether this course is being offered this semester and the fees, please contact the Registrar's Office at 416-675-5000 or check the website http://humber.ca/search/ce/courses.html for further information.