LSU Courses in Ethics
Biology and Evolution of Morality
M W 4:30 - 5:50
Professor John Protevi
This is a broad introductory course in the current research into the biological underpinnings and evolutionary origins of morality. The course is interdisciplinary, combining psychology, biology, neuroscience, and philosophy; it is both an introduction to cutting-edge research and a chance to revisit perennial questions.
- 3 response papers on reading assignments of 3-4 pages. 15% each for 45% total.
- Term paper of 2500 words due in finals week, with preliminary steps required (paper is to be preceded by a thesis statement and outline due in week 9, an annotated bibliography in week 11, and a rough draft due in week 13): 50% (collaborative work possible)
- Class participation: 5%.