Ethics for a Sustainable Peace (PACS6930)


This unit guides students in exploration of values foundational to an ethics for a sustainable peace, namely social justice, ecological sustainability, nonviolence, participatory decision-making and intergenerational equity. Case studies are used to clarify the focus of the ethical inquiry; the ethical dilemmas they raise; and principles to guide ethically appropriate action related to each value. Students then learn to use a framework based on these values to determine whether and how events, social institutions and conditions facilitate or obstruct the achievement of a sustainable peace.

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2hrs online/week


online task participation (10%), 4x300wd ethical scenario evaluations (20%), 1x2000wd research report on readings (30%), 1x2800wd final project (40%)

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