Seminar in Ethical Values (YR)

Section 1, Fall 22

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 12/12
Credits: 0
Days* Time Room Start Date End Date
  • TBA
  • -
08/30/2022 12/07/2022
*“R” means Thursday

Course Description

In this seminar, we will examine the concept of exploitation. What does it mean to use others toward our own selfish or even selfless ends? To the contrary, what does it mean to treat others as dignified ends in themselves—as fellow humans, deserving of equal concern and respect? Assignments to be determined, but texts may include Ursula Le Guin’s essay, “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas”; Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel, “Never Let Me Go”; and films, such as “Snowpiercer,” “Sorry to Bother You,” “Get Out,” “Parasite,” “Paths of Glory,” “Matewan,” “The Stepford Wives,” and “the Truman Show.” We will meet on five Thursday evenings throughout the academic year.

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Final Type (if any): None
Description: None

Written Work Product
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Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: JD students are given priority for this course during the LCS enrollment lottery process. LLM students may enroll in the course during the SIS Add/Drop process. Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: Seminar in Ethical Values (1-Term) (9091)
Laptops Allowed: No
First Day Attendance Required: Yes
Course Resources: See course description
Course Notes: Seminars in Ethical Values typically meet in 5 or 6 evening sessions throughout the academic year. This course will meet on Thursday evenings. Profs. Barzun and Bowers will announce the session dates, times, and locations.

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

*If “Yes,” then students are required to submit a substantial research paper in this course, which means students do not need to submit any form to SRO for this paper to meet their upper-level writing requirement. If “No,” then students must submit a “special request” e-form to SRO (available via LawWeb) no later than five weeks after the start of the term for a paper in this class to be counted toward the upper-level writing requirement.

**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.

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UVA Law Seminar (Excl.)
Cross Listed: No
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Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Monday, December 05, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Friday, December 09, 11:59 PM