Ethics, Power and Justice: An Introduction

Schools of Public Engagement: Humanities

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Ethics, Power & Justice: Intro

Fall 2018

Taught By: Aleksandra Wagner

Section: A

CRN: 6967

Credits: 3

This course is designed to introduce students to the new area of the Liberal Arts curriculum, “Ethics, Power and Justice.” The interlocking concepts of ethics, power, and justice are crucial to our understanding of the world around us and to the ways in which we might intervene in the social and political landscape. In this course, students become familiar with the lexicon of ethics and consider some of the most complex social and political situations of the 20th and 21st century. The course is structured around a series of case studies, each of which focuses on one central issue in human rights. The case studies will vary from year to year. The course opens with a theoretical section aimed to familiarize students with the lexicon of ethics. In this section, students are introduced to the fields of normative and applied ethics, studying the works of Kant, Hume, Bentham, Weber, Dewey, Foucault, Carol Gilligan, and others. Case studies are drawn from the diverse fields of sociology, anthropology, law, human rights, urban studies, and political science. The aim of the course is to enable students to recognize the complex social and political realities of the contemporary era and to consider ways in which we might create just societies in a global and interconnected world.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Humanities (NHUM)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 20

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 11:20am 1/18/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 701

Date Range: 8/30/2018 - 12/13/2018