Courses

I teach a variety of ethics courses at Colorado State University, from the freshman to graduate level. Attached below are some recent syllabi from the following courses; please note that the material covered in these classes changes from semester to semester.

Phil 103 Moral and Social Problems - an introductory course in applied ethics, applying philosophical reasoning to issues such as affirmative action, abortion, gambling, global warming, overconsumption and sexual morality.

Phil 205 Ethical Theory - an introduction to the main kinds of ethical theory, including utilitarianism, Kantianism and virtue theory.

Phil 320 Ethics of Sustainability and Phil 345 Environmental Ethics - philosophical exploration of the questions, how ought human beings live in nature? and, what is sustainability and how can we best achieve it? Considers both particular issues (such as water development, sprawl, global warming, forestry and fire policies) and general environmental philosophy.

Phil 462 Senior Seminar: Philosophy of Work - Capstone seminar for philosophy majors and minors, focused on the questions -- what is a good life? and how does work fit into the quest to live well?

Phil 566 Seminar in Applied Philosophy: Virtue Ethics and Positive Psychology - Graduate seminar exploring recent philosophical writings in applied and theoretical virtue ethics and recent work in “positive psychology” seeking to specify an objective science of well-being and character development, showing how these approaches complement one another.

Phil 570 Seminar in Ethical Theory: Conceptions of Virtue - Graduate seminar exploring various theories of virtue, conceived of as human excellence, and the nature of particular virtues, both intellectual and moral.

 

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