Seminar in Ethical Values (YR)

Section 2, Fall 17

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 12/12
Credits: 0

Course Description

We will examine classic works of dystopian fiction to see what ethical lessons they hold for contemporary American society. Three of the books focus on an alternative American history and three imagine a more general futuristic world. The proposed books are:Sinclair Lewis, It Can’t Happen Here; Philip Roth, The Plot Against America; Philip Dick, The Man in the High Castle; George Orwell, 1984; Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale; and Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451.

Course Requirements

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Other Course Details
Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With:
Laptops Allowed: No
First Day Attendance Required: Yes
Course Notes: Meetings will be Sundays from 5-7 at Professor Cohen’s home, with dinner included. The meeting dates will be determined based on the schedules of students enrolled in the seminar.

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.

General Information

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