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Humanities Exploration
This course is suitable for students taking their first philosophy course, or those wishing to broaden their understanding of philosophical issues. The course focuses on well known ethical dilemmas. Examples of the kinds of problems considered include: genetic engineering; capital punishment; poverty and world hunger; the environment; abortion; affirmative action; animal rights; euthanasia; gender and sexism; legalization of narcotics; and war. Students will be introduced to basic moral theories as background for examining these complex issues.