Seminar in Ethical Values (YR)

Section 9, Fall 17

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 6/6
Credits: 0

Course Description

FIRST PERSON. Lawyers and physicians alike receive and respond to stories from persons very different from themselves, and clients and patients frequently present themselves at times of personal vulnerability or crisis, as when injury or illness disrupts a life. This seminar inquires into the challenges of first-person narrative and, by implication, the place and ethics of personal storytelling in professional practice. With readings from William Shakespeare, Tom Stoppard, Virginia Woolf, and Jorge Luis Borges, among others, we will examine self-presentation at critical life-moments. Considerations will include storytelling and identity, multiple subjective perspectives, narrative reliability/unreliability, and authors' accomplishments in crafting first-person monologues and characters’ distinctive voices and in evoking reader response.

Course Requirements

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Midterm Type (if any): None
Description: None

Final Type (if any): None

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Other Course Details
Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: No
First Day Attendance Required: Yes
Course Notes: Enrollment is limited to a total of twelve students - six law, six medical students. Attendance at all class sessions is required. Class session dates will be announced.

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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