This course explores modern issues in ethics in a global context. Students will be asked critically and creatively to think about contemporary ethical issues as they intersect a variety of areas of academic study. After a theoretical foundation, students will synthesize their knowledge of ethics with contemporary issues to analyze and critically assess the ethical concepts embedded in such issues. Students will be expected to relate course material to their personal lives, academic interests and the world in which they live; they will be encouraged to develop self- awareness as moral agents in their own day-to-day environments. Historical contexts will be used to establish philosophical perspectives in order to identify, analyze, and ultimately critique contemporary ethical issues—in particular, those issues which are relevant to the student’s chosen career paths and areas of special research interest.