Schedule of Classes Course Description

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: PHI                                     Course Number: 302                                    
Course Title: Philosophical Issues of Rights
Subject: Philosophy
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


This course will explore a number of philosophical issues regarding the nature, justification, content and scope of rights. Fundamental issues include what is meant by the notion of a right, how rights are justified and what sorts or rights we have (negative and/or positive). Other issues will also be explored, including whether rights are universal or culturally determined, whether all human right, whether the scope of rights encompasses animals and ecosystem in addition to humans, and whether rights exist for groups as well as individuals.

Prerequisite: ENG 201, and any 200-level PHI course; junior standing or above
Start Date:    09/30/2014                         End Date: