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PHIL 112 Introduction to Social Philosophy • 5 Cr.

Description:

Introduces fundamental social and political theories, such as Mill's libertarianism and Rawls's social contract theory. Students also examine concepts of liberty, justice, civil disobedience, democracy, and political rights.

Details:

May be used as social science or humanities course requirement, not both, at BC.

Outcomes:

After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • explain ethical and social theories relevant to organizing a just state (e.g., Rawls’s Social Contract Theory, Mill’s Utilitarianism, Aquinas’s Natural Law Theory).
  • argue for or against a broad freedom of speech, thought, and activity.
  • explain and evaluate society’s common justifications for limiting lifestyles.
  • defend or challenge the ethical merits of a war by appealing to Just War Theory.
  • defend or challenge the ethical merits of an act of civil disobedience by appealing to theories of civil disobedience.
  • explain and assess the theories and actions made by specified advocates for social change (e.g., Gandhi, Wollstonecraft, King, Critical Mass, Zapatistas).

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Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
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