2012-2013 Catalog 
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2012-2013 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GOVT 128 CM - Ethics and American Democracy

Explores whether, to what extent, and how democracy ought to promote the ethical character of its citizens. Readings and class discussions are structured around a variety of specific issues such as: censorship and the arts, legalization of drug use, the role of religion in promoting morality, and the benefits and limits of moral leadership by public officials. Analysis of these contemporary issues is supplemented by examination of the philosophic debate over the relationship of ethics to democracy, particularly in the American political tradition.

Prerequisite: GOVT 020 CM 

Offered: Every third year

Credit: 1

Course Number: GOVT128 CM