Read What Fall 2019 instructor Molly O'Rourke-Friel has to say about the course:
How do we live cooperatively? What are we owed by society and one another? What problems stand in the way of our living well together? What moral obligations do we have to solve these problems and confront social injustice?
PHIL 170 will survey philosophical texts relating to these questions. Topics will include (but are not limited to) distributive justice, the oppression of women, the oppression of people of color, and the accessibility of education. In exploring these topics, we will view episodes from season one of HBO’s The Wire and discuss how they relate to the selected philosophical texts.
Not to worry if you have never taken a philosophy class! In this class, we will: