Dec 19, 2018  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog Archived Catalog

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LSCJ 200 Ethics and Franciscan Dimensions of Peace and Justice

6 Credits

The interrelated issues of peacemaking and reconciliation, advocacy for the poor, and concern for creation are explored in this course. Guided by the Franciscan philosophy and belief which embraces a reverent approach to all creation, students examine the effects of violence in the world as well as the ethical and political approaches to reducing such violence. To achieve this level of understanding, the major theoretical approaches and applications to moral reasoning and ethical issues within the context of the criminal justice system are analyzed. Examples of such issues which might be studied would be the relationship between law, morality, and theories of punishment, or an examination of civil disobedience and capital punishment. Underlying all discussions is a critical examination of the ideas, arguments, and perspectives of ethics as embodied in the Franciscan dimensions of peace and justice.

Prerequisite(s): LSENG 190  and LSLIT 110 .

Open to Liberal Studies Degree students only.

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