SOC 120 Week 2 Assignment, Environmental Justice and Environmental Racism
- Thesis Question
- Utilitarianism Theory
- Environmental Justice
- Environmental Racism
(12 Slides, References, Speaker’s Notes)
SOC 120 Week 2 Discussion Question 1
Define and contrast the three ethical perspectives. How do the perspectives differ from the ethical theories? What does each ethical perspective tell us about morality and virtue?
Think of an issue that has occurred in your community during the past year. This may be a public issue that has generated interest in the press, or it may be something that has come up in your child’s school, in your church, in a social club you belong to, or in your neighborhood. Describe the issue, and then analyze the issue from the viewpoint of one of the ethical perspectives. Apply the perspective to the issue in the same way that the author applies the theories and perspectives to the issues in the text.
SOC 120 Week 2 Discussion Question 2
Identify the basic themes, topics, and concepts that make up the discipline of ethics. Explain the themes or ideas that unite the different ethical theories.
Describe how you might apply one of the ethical theories or perspectives we have discussed in this class to one of the following social issues: Limiting smoking in public places, such as public buildings, restaurants, or city parks.
In an effort to present a balanced discussion, describe an alternative perspective to the issue you have addressed.