Further Courses - Group D

Please consult A&S Calendar and Timetable regarding course availability.  Courses with an asterisk will not be offered in 2017-18.

Optional Courses

Group D: Further Courses

RLG 309H1 Religion, Morality and Law

The relationships between religious and ethical norms, social and political ideals, and systems of law. The roots of Western legal concepts such as authority, duty, rights, and punishment in biblical and natural law tradition, and their counterparts in positive law theory. Church and State conflict in a philosophy of law context. Prerequisite: three RLG or PHI/PHL half-courses and third year standing.

TRN160Y1 Public Policy and the Public Good

What is public policy?  Is there such a thing as the public good?  What is the purpose of government in a liberal democratic society? How should policy makers respond when competing goods (e.g., freedom and security) conflict with each other?  Ethical issues underlying a selection of contemporary public policy issues.

TRN161Y1 Making Public Policy Work

How do we know what kinds of public policy will work and what will not? How do we assess the effectiveness of a policy?  An historical examination of ways in which Canadian governments have addressed a range of policy problems. Case studies of areas of federal and provincial activity today.

TRN171Y1 Ethics and the Public Sphere

A seminar course that explores ethical issues arising in such public domains as international relations, law, science, business, the arts, civil society, public life, the mass media, popular culture. Issues may include war crimes, human rights, assisted suicide, genetic engineering, corporate responsibility, private vice and public virtue, the tragedy of the commons. Open only to students admitted to Trinity One.

TRN172Y1 Ethics and the Law

What is the relationship between moral values and the law? What role does the law play in enabling people to live better lives? Are legal institutions and actors subject to higher ethical standards? In this course we will read texts from legal theory and political philosophy to try to explain the connection between ethics and the law. This will provide the basis for thinking about some historical and contemporary legal cases, as well as ethical issues judges, lawyers, and lawmakers face in their professional roles.

TRN200Y1 Modes of Reasoning (formerly TRN200H1)

First term: students are taught how to recognize, analyze, evaluate, and construct arguments in ordinary English prose. Second term: one or more discipline-related modes of reasoning (e.g., scientific reasoning, ethical reasoning, legal reasoning) studied with reference to a selection of contemporary social issues. /Exclusion/: PHL247H1/PHI 247H1/TRN200H1.

TRN 300H1, 301Y1, 302Y1, 400H1, 404Y1, 405Y1 Independent Studies Courses

If deemed to contain sufficient content relevant to ES&L, Independent Studies Courses taken within the Trinity Independent Studies Program may count toward an ES&L major. Consult the Calendar for more information about the Trinity Independent Studies Program.

TRN 406H1/407Y1 Community Research Partnerships in Ethics

Students undertake research projects designed to meet the knowledge needs of ethics-oriented organizations in the broader community. Prerequisite: Students must be in the final year of registration in the Major Program in Ethics, Society, and Law and will normally have a CGPA of at least 3.20. Enrollment is by application. See the Registration Handbook and Timetable for enrollment procedures. Normally, only TRN407Y1 (not TRN406H1) is offered, and normally it is counted in the (A) Ethics stream.