PHIL/POLI/PWAD 272.001 – The Ethics of Peace, War, and Defense

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Instructor: Matt Hernandez. This course meets MTWRF 9:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. in CW 105.

This course serves as an introduction to the ethics and theories of conflict that include pacifism, just war theory, terrorism, drone warfare, and so on. The goal of the course is that you will gain the relevant tools and concepts to think through these issues, evaluate arguments for and against military intervention, and come to considered and educated opinions about these topics. A secondary goal is that you will gain an ability to utilize these skills in discussing and evaluating other ethical issues beyond the topic of war and peace.