Ethics for Activists (ETHICSOC 134)

POLISCI
134
Instructors
Chapman, E. (PI)
O'Bryan, J. (TA)
Section Number
1
Activists devote sustained effort and attention toward achieving particular goals of social and political change. Do we have an ethical obligation to be activists? And how should those who do choose to be activists (for whatever reason) understand the ethics of that role? Questions discussed in this course may include: When is civil disobedience appropriate, and what does it entail? Should activists feel constrained by obligations of fairness, honesty, or civility toward those with whom we disagree? Are there special ethical considerations in activism on behalf of those who cannot advocate for themselves? What is solidarity and what does it require of us? Students in this course will develop skills in analyzing, evaluating, and constructing logical arguments about ethical concerns related to activism, but class discussions will also address the potential limitations of logical argument in ethical and political reasoning.
Grading
Letter or Credit/No Credit
Requirements
WAY-ER
Units
5
Undergraduate
Course Tags
Foundations
Contemporary Issues
Academic Year
Quarter
Winter
Section Days
Tuesday Thursday
Start Time
9:45 AM
End Time
11:15 AM
Location
STLC104