Office Hours: Arranged by email
TA: Grego Pena Camprubi | Email: Grego.PenaCamprubi@du.edu
This quarter, we'll be having several Zoom meeting sessions as a way of communicating "in person" as well as through the online discussion forums. These sessions will be a great way to talk about the readings and pose questions and comments in live format, and get some face time with your instructors! Please attend at least three of the sessions.
We'll be holding them on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings from 6:00pm to 6:45pm MST.
The meetings will be held on the following dates:
Monday 3/29 Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://iliff-edu.zoom.us/j/97860745986?pwd=NnA0c25IejYrakhXSloxRHRoWTE0Zz09
Tuesday 4/6 Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://iliff-edu.zoom.us/j/98312817528?pwd=V3pEWG9qdVJyeDk0TGNzSnhyalBqZz09
Thursday 4/15 Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://iliff-edu.zoom.us/j/98589817633?pwd=QU9YQ0YxUlEwRzZNOUxCTTRrb1lCZz09
Thursday 4/22 Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or https://iliff-edu.zoom.us/j/92613348181?pwd=QTRGNEc1V3JYRUtIbEFuM0lyZkNOQT09
Thursday 4/29 Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://iliff-edu.zoom.us/j/96624070761?pwd=KzNxanNXWHNrZDA4NDJ1ZVVoeXI3Zz09
Tuesday 5/4 Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://iliff-edu.zoom.us/j/94487755523?pwd=RFBIc01QcUFSR0xEdUUwMEpqSnhrUT09
Monday 5/10 Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://iliff-edu.zoom.us/j/95593694637?pwd=M3pGZGUyU1kxN2RZNnZIamFjNkpBUT09
Thursday 5/20 Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://iliff-edu.zoom.us/j/94013333911?pwd=U3dDNk4xbnZncHk3N25oYUp2dGFwZz09
Each week, the TA will serve as the facilitator for our discussions. The role of
the facilitators is to post questions to stimulate class discussion around the book
and other related course materials. These questions are intended to extend the
conversation beyond the 5 analysis questions, but may launch from this initial
a) These conversations are an important space for our learning in this
class, so please take these postings seriously and don’t be afraid to
post more often than required. Some suggestions for types of questions
i) Connect the present book to other course material
ii) Share any questions that remained unanswered during your reading of the book
iii) Connect the present book to current events related to course material
iv) Ways in which the author’s ideological location might influence thesis or method and the ramifications.
v) Controversial or difficult topics raised in the book that could use further discussion
i)Questions for Discussion - by Monday at 12:00am
Each week, the TA will post a question or questions for discussion. You are welcome to begin responding as soon as they are posted.
ii) Initial Response - by Wednesday at Midnight
All students must post a substantial response to the prompts posted by the TA or extending the conversation by responding to another student. Please be sure to keep all posts under the original thread.
iii) Comments and Conversation - by Sunday at 8:00pm
Everyone must post a minimum of one additional substantial contribution to the conversation.
After reading the assigned book for the week, students are required to answer these 5 questions based on the reading, send them in writing to the TA's email or on Canvas by Fridays at 8 pm. The purpose is to make sure that everyone is reading the material, besides to help analyze each book. The answer should be short, in bullet form is fine, no longer than a page. This is not a graded assignment. Below are the five questions:
1. The author: who is the author and their background, how their context and background might influence their writing.
2. Thesis of the book: what is the main argument of the book.
3. Methodology and theory: who are the theorists the author engages with, what methodology does the author use.
4. Ethical issues: how does the book further your understanding of some ethical issues.
5. Takeaways: your takeaways from the book.
Order of Readings:
Week 1 (3/22) Kant Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals
Week 2 (3/29) Sheldon In His Steps
Week 3 (4/5) Fletcher Situation Ethics
Week 4 (4/12) De La Torre Doing Christian Ethics from the Margins
Week 5 (4/19) De La Torre Latina/o Social Ethics
Week 6 (4/26) Alinsky Rules for Radicals
Week 7 (5/3) hooks Ain't I A Woman
Week 8 (5/10) Jones and Smith Spirit and Capital in an Age of Inequality
Week 9 (5/17) Cone, Martin & Malcolm & America
Week 10 (5/24) Final Exam
|Mar 24, 2021||Wed||Introductions||due by 05:59AM|
|Mar 29, 2021||Mon||5 Questions Assignment -- Kant||due by 05:59AM|
|Mar 31, 2021||Wed||Deliberative Motif Lecture||due by 05:58AM|
|Apr 05, 2021||Mon||Kant Discussion||due by 02:00AM|
|Apr 07, 2021||Wed||Prescriptive Motif Lecture||due by 05:58AM|
|Apr 10, 2021||Sat||5 Questions Assignment -- Sheldon||due by 02:00AM|
|Apr 12, 2021||Mon||Sheldon Discussion||due by 02:00AM|
|Apr 14, 2021||Wed||Relational Motif Lecture||due by 05:58AM|
|Apr 17, 2021||Sat||5 Questions Assignment -- Fletcher||due by 02:00AM|
|Apr 19, 2021||Mon||Fletcher Discussion||due by 02:00AM|
|Apr 21, 2021||Wed||Liberationist Lecture||due by 05:58AM|
|Apr 24, 2021||Sat||5 Questions Assignment -- De La Torre 1||due by 02:00AM|
|Apr 26, 2021||Mon||De La Torre Discussion #1||due by 02:00AM|
|Apr 28, 2021||Wed||Postmodern/Postcolonial Lecture||due by 05:58AM|
|May 01, 2021||Sat||5 Questions Assignment -- De La Torre 2||due by 02:00AM|
|May 01, 2021||Sat||Midterm||due by 05:59AM|
|May 03, 2021||Mon||De La Torre Discussion #2||due by 02:00AM|
|May 05, 2021||Wed||Political Ethics Materials||due by 05:58AM|
|May 08, 2021||Sat||5 Questions Assignment -- Alinsky||due by 02:00AM|
|May 10, 2021||Mon||Alinsky Discussion||due by 02:00AM|
|May 12, 2021||Wed||Gender Ethics Materials||due by 05:58AM|
|May 15, 2021||Sat||5 Questions Assignment -- hooks||due by 02:00AM|
|May 17, 2021||Mon||hooks Discussion||due by 02:00AM|
|May 19, 2021||Wed||Class Ethics Materials||due by 05:58AM|
|May 22, 2021||Sat||5 Questions Assignment -- Jones & Smith||due by 02:00AM|
|May 24, 2021||Mon||Jones & Smith Discussion||due by 02:00AM|
|May 26, 2021||Wed||Race Ethics Materials||due by 05:58AM|
|May 27, 2021||Thu||Final Exam||due by 05:59AM|
|May 29, 2021||Sat||5 Questions Assignment -- Cone||due by 02:00AM|
|May 31, 2021||Mon||Cone Discussion||due by 02:00AM|