POL 480 / CHV 480 (EM) Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit
Perfectionism and the Legal Enforcement of Morals
Sample reading list:
Stephen Macedo, Just Married: Same-Sex Couples, Monogamy and the Future
Ronald Dworkin, Life's Dominion: An Argument About Abortion
James E. Fleming and Linda C. McClain, Ordered Liberty: Rights, Responsibilities, and Virtues
Fleming, Barber, Macedo and McClain, Gay Rights and the Constitution
Approximately 100-150 pages of reading per week. Two short papers (5 pages each; 40% of grade). One longer paper (10 pages; 30% of grade).
Papers - 40%
Term Paper(s) - 30%
Class/Precept Participation - 30%
Not Open to Freshmen.
In addition, students are required to write three short papers (2-3 pages each) reacting to the readings for a given week (to strengthen participation and see what issues are of interest). These papers will not be graded, but will be taken into account when evaluating participation in the course.
Open to POL Concentrators Only 5
VPL Certificate Students Only 5
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