This course investigates the fundamental philosophical issues and arguments involved in contemporary ethical problems such as capital punishment, euthanasia, animal rights, parenting issues, gay marriage, cloning, and free speech. The first month of the course focuses primarily on theory, the remainder on the practical issues. This course fulfills the ?Diverse Perspectives Requirement? within the Philosophy Program. A substantial part of its content includes diverse perspectives in terms of gender, race, ethnicity, and/or sexual orientation. At least one writing assignment includes one or more of these perspectives.General Education: WAC 2: Writing and Research in the Liberal ArtsGeneral Education: Humanities: Philosophical Inquiry General Education: CIV: Social Justice