Seminar in Ethical Values (YR)

Section 13, Fall 15

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Enrollment: 6/6
Credits: 0

Course Description

Seminars in Ethical Values are designed to enhance students' understanding of ethical issues and address the broader ethical and moral responsibilities of the lawyer as citizen and leader. The seminars are graded on a pass/fail basis; students earn one credit in the spring semester upon successful completion of the seminar. <p><br /><span style="font-face:Times New Roman;">"Eating: The Ethical Dilemma, or You Are What You Eat." The course will focus on one topic —food— in films that span multiple time periods and national boundaries (the US, Taiwan, Denmark, and Mexico). It is the one thing that all humans do, or must do, daily to survive. Food is a fraught subject, one that brings together issues of economics, ethics, psychology, family structure, memory, class, and ethnicity. Food can unite, seduce, corrupt, and distract us as human beings, and our approaches to it (and aesthetic understanding of it) mark us on a daily basis.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-face:Times New Roman;">Films will include:</span><br /><br /><span style="font-face:Times New Roman;">"Babette's Feast" (Denmark, 1987). </span><br /><span style="font-face:Times New Roman;">"Food, Inc." (USA, 2008). </span><br /><span style="font-face:Times New Roman;">"Eat, Drink, Man, Woman" (Taiwan/China, 1994).</span><br /><span style="font-face:Times New Roman;">"Like Water for Chocolate" (Mexico, 1992). </span><br /><span style="font-face:Times New Roman;">"One Hundred Foot Journey" (USA, 2013).</span><br /><br /><span style="font-face:Times New Roman;">Each film will be accompanied by a short reading which addresses the ethical issues concerning food, agriculture, economics, health, and the treatment of animals.</span></p>

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Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
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Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: Yes
Course Notes: This course will meet for five of the Mondays between August 31<sup><span style="font-size:small;font-face:Times New Roman;">st</span></sup><span style="font-face:Times New Roman;"> and October 26</span><sup><span style="font-size:small;font-face:Times New Roman;">th</span></sup><span style="font-face:Times New Roman;"> at 7:30-9:30 p.m. If you have a possible conflict for any of those evenings, you should not enroll.  </span>12 students will be admitted to the class (6 from Arts and Sciences graduate school 6 from the Law School). All sessions will take place in the evening at the home of David T. Gies.  Attendance at all sessions is required.

Graduation Requirements

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

*Yes means professor requires everyone in the course to submit a substantial research paper (which is the requirement standard in Academic Policies), so no paperwork required to be submitted to SRO. No means student must timely submit paperwork to SRO if intending to use a paper in this course to satisfy the 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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