Seminar in Ethical Values (YR)

Section 3, Fall 19

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 7/12
Credits: 0

Course Description

This year’s seminar will focus on discovering what we can learn from short works of literature. One of my summer projects will be to (re)read and select the most promising books from among the following: Flatland – Edwin Abbott; Billy Budd, Sailor – Herman Melville; Animal Farm – George Orwell; The Awakening – Kate Chopin; The Sense of an Ending – Julian Barnes; Sula – Toni Morrison; The Quiet American – Graham Greene; Tuck Everlasting – Natalie Babbitt; Ethan Frome – Edith Wharton; Being Mortal – Atul Gwande; Lord of the Flies – William Golding; Old Man and the Sea – Earnest Hemingway; Time’s Arrow – Martin Amis. After picking our first two books for the fall semester, I will solicit student input to select the remaining three books that we will read. The seminar will meet on five Monday evenings throughout the year. A tentative schedule and syllabus will be posted on our Canvas site before the beginning of the fall add-drop period.

Course Requirements

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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: None
Laptops Allowed: No
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Notes: A tentative schedule and syllabus will be posted on a Canvas site before the beginning of the fall add-drop period.

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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