Summer Session

Online Courses Summer 2017

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—UB Summer Philosophy courses are conducted entirely online.
—Our online courses do not require students to be on campus at any time.
—Summer session dates are specified in each course description.
—Each course title and registration number is linked to the HUB Registration Window.
—HUB info is updated nightly through the end of the Drop/Add period.

Justin Murray
Online; 5/30/2017-7/7/2017 (Session J)
Class #: 11331

Examines general topics in various areas of philosophy showing different sides of issues; develops critical thought and philosophical method.

Jake Monaghan
Online; 7/10/2017-8/10/2017 (Session M)
Class #: 12543

This course will philosophically examine contentious moral issues of the day. Among the topics that may be discussed are abortion, capital punishment, affirmative action, obligations of wealthy nations to poor nations, duties to non-human animals, vegetarianism, sex workers, pornography, legalized gambling and lotteries, gun control, drone warfare, human enhancements through drugs and prostheses, homosexual marriage, racial profiling, and legalization of currently illegal drugs.

Robert Kelly
Online; 05/3/2017 - 07/7/2017 (Session J)
Class #: 12015

Introduces value theory, good and bad, justification of obligations to others, relationship of free choice and determinism, and contemporary moral problems analyzed by ethical principles.

Botan Dolun
Online; 7/10/2017 - 8/18/2017 (Session M)
Class #: 12016

Examines techniques of problem solving, decision making, and evaluating pros and cons of an issue; organizing data; forming strategies and giving reasons; perceptual, cultural, emotional, intellectual, and expressive blocks to thinking; and simple inductive reasoning and statistical fallacies.

Ariane Nomikos
Online; 5/30/2017 - 7/7/2017 (Session J)
Class #: 10644

Examines current ethical positions and their application to ethical and social questions in medicine.

Brian Donohue
Online; 7/10/2017 - 8/18/2017 (Session M)
Class #: 11332

Examines current ethical positions and their application to ethical and social questions in medicine.