PHIL 244 Course Schedule [Fall 2015 | Section 014]
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DateTopicRequired ReadingsSummarizerCommentatorDiscussion LeaderNotes
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8/19/2015Course IntroductionCourse Syllabus; Course ScheduleN/AN/AN/A
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8/21/2015Being a Professional StudentHow to Win at College, "Introduction" and Tips 1, 12, 13, 19, 56, 57, 65N/AN/AN/A
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8/24/2015How to Win at College, Tips 7, 22, 26, 31, 32, 49, 70N/AN/AN/AClass Pledge must be signed and submitted at the beginning of class.
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8/26/2015Trevor Hedberg, "20 Tips on Becoming a Better Undergraduate Student": Tips 1, 2, 11, 12, 16, and 19; John Perry, "Structured Procrastination"N/AN/AN/A
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8/28/2015Public SpeakingJames Wagstaffe, "The Five Imperatives of Romancing the Room"N/AN/AN/A
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8/31/2015Moral Reasoning & Moral TheoryRuss Shafer-Landau, The Fundamentals of Ethics, Ch. 1N/AN/AN/A
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9/2/2015Lewis Vaughn, Doing Ethics, Ch. 4 (pp. 65-70) & Ch. 7N/AN/AN/APresentation preferences due via email by 5:00 pm.
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9/4/2015Peg Tittle, "The Trolley Problem"N/AN/AN/A
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9/7/2015NO CLASS: LABOR DAY
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9/9/2015Ethical RelativismJames Rachels, "The Challenge of Cultural Relativism"N/AN/AN/A
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9/11/2015Reading Review #1
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9/14/2015Law & MoralityMartin Luther King, Jr., "Letter from Birmingham Jail"
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9/16/2015Law, Morality, and BusinessJ. R. Lucas, "The Responsibilities of a Businessman"
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9/18/2015WhistleblowingRonald Duska, "Whistleblowing and Employee Loyalty"
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9/21/2015Sissela Bok, "Whistleblowing and Professional Responsibility"
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9/23/2015Marketing EthicsTibor Machan, "Advertising: The Whole or Only Some of the Truth"
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9/25/2015George Brenkert, "Marketing and the Vulnerable" (Sections 4-6)
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9/28/2015Physician-Assisted SuicideBonnie Steinbock, "The Case for Physician-Assisted Suicide: Not Yet Proven"
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9/30/2015Gary Seay, "Do Physicians Have an Inviolable Duty Not to Kill?"
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10/2/2015A Lawyer's Duty to Defend ClientsRivera-Lopez, "Is It Morally Wrong to Defend Unjust Causes as a Lawyer?"
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10/5/2015Reading Review #2
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10/7/2015Writing PhilosophyMichael Tooley, "Writing Philosophical Essays"
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10/9/2015Giving to CharityPeter Singer, The Life You Can Save (Ch. 1)
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10/12/2015Peter Singer, The Life You Can Save (Ch. 2)
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10/14/2015Peter Singer, The Life You Can Save (Ch. 3)
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10/16/2015NO CLASS: FALL BREAK
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10/19/2015Fair GradingJennifer McCrickerd, "What Can Be Fairly Factored into Final Grades?"Paper #1 Due at 5:00 pm
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10/21/2015John Immerwahr, "The Case for Motivational Grading?"
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10/23/2015CheatingBernard Gert, "Cheating"
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10/26/2015McGabe, Trevino, and Butterfield, "Cheating in Academic Institutions"
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10/28/2015Reading Review #3
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10/30/2015Behavioral Ethics & Moral MistakesBlind Spots, Ch. 1
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11/2/2015Blind Spots, Ch. 2
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11/4/2015Blind Spots, Ch. 3
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11/6/2015Blind Spots, Ch. 4
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11/9/2015Blind Spots, Ch. 5
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11/11/2015Blind Spots, Ch. 8 (mainly pp. 152-159)
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11/13/2015Eric Luis Uhlmann & Geoffrey L. Cohen, "Constructed Criteria"
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11/16/2015IntegrityLynne McFall, "Integrity"; Cheshire Calhoun, "Standing for Something"Paper #2 Due at 5:00 pm
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11/18/2015LeadershipJoanne Ciulla, "What Is Good Leadership?"
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11/20/2015Reading Review #4
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11/23/2015Approaching the Final ProjectHow to Win at College: Tips 4, 20, 41, 52, 58, and 73N/AN/AN/A
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11/25/2015OPTIONAL CLASS: Course Reading Review for Those Who AttendFinal Project Abstracts Due at 5:00 pm
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11/27/2015NO CLASS: THANKSGIVING BREAK
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11/30/2015Course ConclusionN/AN/AN/AN/AReading Review Retakes in the Second Half of Class
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12/5/2015Paper 1 Rewrites Due by 5:00 pm
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12/10/2015Final Project Presentations during FINAL EXAM PERIOD: 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
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12/11/2015Final Projects Due by 5:00 pm
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12/12/2015Paper 2 Rewrites and Any Remaining Coursework Due by 5:00 pm
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