Globalization and Ethics

Course Code Offering Department(s) Units & Hours
GCVM1026 REL (3,2,1)
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What is the course about?

GCVM1026 is designed to introduce students to the identification and evaluation of moral dilemmas in the context of change and development in an increasingly globalized world. This course interrogates the relation between globalization and ethics in two steps, analytic and constructive. The sessions of analysis include the attempt to understand the constitutive economic and cultural dynamics of globalization, some of its ecological impacts, and the ways in which it generates different forms of social life and modes of thinking. Then we will turn toward study of the insights of some philosophers, such as Peter Singer, William Sullivan and Will Kymlicka, in order to learn from as well as to challenge the questions they raised.


Notes for all GE courses

  • You can take a maximum of 6 additional units of GE courses from any categories as electives.