Moral Autobiography: (20%) Experience is one of the most potent sources of moral/ethical deliberation- and it never comes raw. By the time we have labeled something as “experience” someone has already edited and interpreted it. Yet experience is key in shaping us as moral agents. In this brief 3-5 page moral autobiography, reflect on how your life experiences have shaped how you approach ethics. Define clearly what are your sources and norms. If you identify with a type of ethics we have discussed in class include that connection

 

 

 

 

Midterm exam: (20%) The midterm exam is a take home exam. It will be a question based on an ethical issue you identify from a movie.  The movie will be a student’s choice of any one of the following films.  You will have adequate time after the exam question is distributed to watch the film again (or for the first time) if you’d like.  Students may watch the film in groups, however the answer to the question must be your own.  It will be three pages typed minimum. Here is the list you may choose from:

 

 

  • Wall Street
  • Silver Lining play Book
  • Zero Dark 30
  • Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • Les Miserables
  • Contagion
  • Brokeback Mountain
  • Tron
  • Maria, Full of Grace
  • Gattaca
  • The Kids Are All Right
  • Shawshank Redemption
  • Deadman Walking
  • Or contract with me another option. 

Moral Autobiography: (20%) Experience is one of the most potent sources of moral/ethical deliberation- and it never comes raw. By the time we have labeled something as “experience” someone has already edited and interpreted it. Yet experience is key in shaping us as moral agents. In this brief 3-5 page moral autobiography, reflect on how your life experiences have shaped how you approach ethics. Define clearly what are your sources and norms. If you identify with a type of ethics we have discussed in class include that connection

 

 

 

 

Midterm exam: (20%) The midterm exam is a take home exam. It will be a question based on an ethical issue you identify from a movie.  The movie will be a student’s choice of any one of the following films.  You will have adequate time after the exam question is distributed to watch the film again (or for the first time) if you’d like.  Students may watch the film in groups, however the answer to the question must be your own.  It will be three pages typed minimum. Here is the list you may choose from:

 

 

  • Wall Street
  • Silver Lining play Book
  • Zero Dark 30
  • Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • Les Miserables
  • Contagion
  • Brokeback Mountain
  • Tron
  • Maria, Full of Grace
  • Gattaca
  • The Kids Are All Right
  • Shawshank Redemption
  • Deadman Walking
  • Or contract with me another option.