Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York

Theories and Applications in Contemporary Ethics

CEED 6100 (3 Credits)

May 20–22, 2014
Rose Hill Campus

Course Description:

This intensive three-day graduate level course is designed to provide cross-disciplinary perspectives on moral theory and applied ethics. Using a team-teaching approach, this course brings together faculty from at least six different disciplines to provide foundational knowledge about moral theory with contemporary applications. In addition to seminars on foundations in various disciplines, the course features lectures and case discussions on issues of current social importance.  Each day of the three-day course, one pair of faculty lead the curriculum, providing foundational knowledge about their field in the morning and discussing ethical applications in the afternoon. 

  DAY 1



9:00 – 12:00

Moral Foundations in Philosophy

Moral Foundations in Business

Moral Foundations in Law


Moral Foundations in Theology

Biomedical Moral Foundations

Moral Foundations in Psychology

12:00 – 1:00
Lunch with Faculty Lunch with Faculty Lunch with Faculty
1:00 – 2:30
 Special Topic: 
The Ethics of Business, and the Business of Ethics
 Special Topic: 
Legal and Catholic Social Thought Perspectives on Intellectual Property  
Special Topic: 
Adolescent Autonomy and Consent Considerations for Treatment  and Research
Afternoon II
2:45 – 3:45
Breakout Session
Breakout Session
Breakout Session
Afternoon III
4:00 – 5:00
 Informal Group Presentation
 Informal Group Presentation
 Informal Group Presentation

Breakout sessions are used to discuss cases and generate presentations for the group.
Group presentations are made and discussed among students and faculty.

Participating Faculty

The cross-disciplinary lectures and discussions will be facilitated by the following faculty members:

Michael Baur, Ph.D., J.D.
Associate Professor of Philosphy and Adjunct Instructor, Law School, Fordham University

Barbara Andolsen, Ph.D.
James Buckman, Esq. Chair in Applied Christian Ethics, Fordham University

Zachary Slates, J.D.
Assistant Director,  Fordham Intellectual Property Institute

Margaret Andover, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology, Fordham University

Naomi Dreisinger, M.D.
Pediatric Emergency Room Physician, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center

This course is open to all graduate students and to select seniors. Enrollment is limited and students who intend to register are encouraged to do so as soon as registration opens. Students may register using CRN number 21387 (course is listed on the spring 2014 schedule), or contact Dr. Adam Fried at


Course requirements include:
  • a mastery of the reading materials
  • active participation
  • topic-oriented thought papers during the three-day workshop
  • a post-workshop paper and presentation integrating the course material 



Please contact:

Adam Fried, Ph.D.

Assistant Director, Center for Ethics Education

Dealy Hall, Room 117A




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