Summer Courses 2012





Critical Writing Seminar in Philosophy: Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism

Term: 
Summer 2013
Online: 
No
Subject Area: 
WRITING SEMINAR (WRIT)
Course Number: 
WRIT 073 900
Schedule: 
Tuesday 6:00pm-7:40pm
Schedule: 
Thursday 6:00pm-7:40pm
Day(s): 
Tuesday
Day(s): 
Thursday
Instructor: 

PALETTA, DOUGLAS

Prerequisite(s): 
This class not open to LPS students fulfilling the two-course requirement.
Primary Program: 
School of Arts and Sciences
Course Note: 
Fulfills Writing Requirement for SAS, EAS, NURS, Wharton.
Course Description: 

The past decade has been marked by the threat of terrorism and the United States’ response to it. This response has included two wars, increased spending on intelligence and the military, use of enhanced interrogation techniques, and the advent of drones and drone strikes. Course readings will focus on distinguishing different types of terrorism and considering the moral justification of responses to it. When, if ever, is torture justified? When, if ever, is targeted killing justified? How should we approach dual-use research, like biological research that could bring medical benefits, on the one hand, and could potentially be weaponized and used for terror, on the other? Through reasoned argument and explanation on the topic, student will develop a stronger sense of purpose and audience in writing while developing skills in analysis, reasoning, and synthesis.  Fulfills the Writing Requirement for SAS, EAS, NURS, Wharton.


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