Theories and Applications in Contemporary Ethics

Schedule

CEED 6100 (3 Credits)
This is a special session course, listed as part of Spring 2021 schedule.
Dates: May 21, 22, and 23, 2023
Time: 9 am - 5 pm
Location: TBD

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.

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 are facilitated by Fordham faculty members and outside professionals in relevant disciplines. This six-faculty team taught course includes faculty from the humanities and applied disciplines who are paired to provide both foundational moral theory instruction relevant to their discipline and an ethics application or case. Faculty are rotated each year.

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 as Spring 2021 registration opens. Students may register using CRN number 21387.

Course requirements include:

  • a mastery of the reading materials
  • active participation in both general discussions, and group presentations
  • short, topic-oriented reflection papers during the three-day workshop
  • a post-workshop, mentored, interdisciplinary ethics paper, integrating course material and themes

Course faculty, theme, schedule, and readings to be determined. (See below, for examples of previous years’ CEED 6100 courses, including faculty lists and topics.) For questions, please contact Dr. Steven Swartzer, Associate Director for Academic Programs, Center for Ethics Education, at [email protected].

  • Schedule
    The 2022 theme is "Unity and Division: Local and Global Challenges". In the morning, faculty offer foundational lectures for their respective disciplines; afternoons are devoted to group discussion of case studies, group presentations, and discussion.  

    Day 1: Theology & Psychology
    Day 2: Philosophy & Economics
    Day 3: Anthropology & Law  

    Faculty: Michael Baur, JD, PhD | Law/Philosophy Mary Beth Combs, PhD | Economics Daisy Deomampo, PhD | Anthropology Thomas Massaro, SJ, PhD | Theology Elizabeth Raposa, PhD | Psychology Steven Swartzer, PhD | Center for Ethics Education

  • Schedule 

    In the morning, foundational lectures for each discipline are presented, followed by a break. In the afternoon, faculty present a special topic (see below for this year's special topics), followed by a breakout groups session and discussion.

    Day 1: Defining Flourishing: Philosophical and Biological Reflections on Flourishing Throughout the Lifespan
    Day 2: Identity Stereotypes: Flourishing in Context: Theological and Psychological Reflections on Place, Space, & Resources
    Day 3: Identity Categories: Flourishing and Conflict: Applications in International Law and Humanitarian Intervention

    Faculty

  • In the morning, foundational lectures for each discipline are presented, followed by a break. In the afternoon, faculty present a special topic (see below for this year's special topics), followed by a breakout groups session and discussion.

    Day 1: Identity Formation: "Theological and Sociological Perspectives"
    Day 2: Identity Stereotypes: "Implications for Gender and Criminal Justice"
    Day 3: Identity Categories: "Implications for Political and Legal Inclusion and Exclusion"

    Faculty

  • In the morning, foundational lectures for each discipline are presented, followed by a break. In the afternoon, faculty present a special topic (see below for this year's special topics), followed by a breakout groups session and discussion.

    Course Theme: Boundaries: Individual, Cultural, and Global Challenges

    • Day 1: Foundations in Philosophy and Neuroscience
    • Day 2: Foundations in Psychology and African American Studies
    • Day 3: Foundations in Theology and Political Science

    Faculty

  • In the morning, foundational lectures for each discipline are presented, followed by a break. In the afternoon, faculty present a special topic (see below for this year's special topics), followed by a breakout groups session and discussion.

    Course theme: Conscience and Conscientious Practice

    • Day 1: Foundations in Biology and Psychology 
    • Day 2: Foundations in Philosophy and Media Studies
    • Day 3: Foundations in Biology and Education

    Faculty

  • In the morning, foundational lectures for each discipline are presented, followed by lunch (provided) with faculty. In the afternoon, faculty present a special topic (see below for this year's special topics), followed by a breakout groups session and discussion.

    Day 1: Foundations in Philosophy and Communication. Special Topic “Communicating Across the Gap between Us”
    Day 2: Foundations in Theology and Legal Theory. Special Topic “Difficult Decision-Making in Light of Theology and the Law” 
    Day 3: Foundations in Political Science and Sociology. Special Topic “Female Genital Cutting: Political Science and Sociological Perspectives"

    Faculty

    • Orit Avishai, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Anthropology 
    • Michael Baur, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Philosophy and Adjunct Professor of Law
    • Charlie Camosy, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Theology
    • Gwenyth Jackaway, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Communication and Media Studies 
    • Melissa Labonte, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Political Science
    • Bryan Pilkington, Ph.D., Director of Academic Programs, Center for Ethics Education
  • Schedule

    In the morning, foundational lectures for each discipline are presented, followed by lunch (provided) with faculty. In the afternoon, faculty present a special topic (see below for this year's special topics), followed by a breakout groups session and discussion.

    Day 1: Philosophy & Business. Special Topic: "The Ethics of Business and the Business of Ethics"

    Day 2: Law & Theology. Special Topic: "Legal and Catholic Social Thought Perspectives on Intellectual Property"

    Day 3: Biomedical & Psychology. Special Topic: "Adolescent Autonomy and Consent Considerations for Treatment and Research"

    2014 Participating Faculty

    Michael Baur, PhD, JD

    Barbara Andolsen, PhD, Applied Christian Ethics,

    Zachary Slates, JD, Fordham University

    Margaret Andover, PhD, Psychology

    Naomi Dreisinger, MD, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center

  • Schedule

    In the morning, foundational lectures for each discipline are presented, followed by lunch (provided) with faculty. In the afternoon, faculty present a special topic (see below for this year's special topics), followed by a breakout groups session and discussion.

    Day 1: Theology & Natural Science. Special Topic: "What Can Science and Theology Tell Us about Personhood?"

    Day 2: Philosophy & Economics. Special Topic: "Markets, Morals, and the Just Distribution of Resources: Ethical Perspectives from Economics and Philosophy"

    Day 3: Sociology & Psychology. Cultural Competence: "What's Cultural about Ethics? Case Discussions and Applications"

    2013 Participating Faculty

    Michael Baur, PhD, JD,
    Associate Professor of Philosophy and Adjunct Instructor, Law School, Fordham University

    Charles Camosy, PhD,
    Associate Professor of Theology, Fordham University

    Winnie Kung, PhD, Social Work

    Doyle McCarthy, PhD, Fordham University

    Jason Morris, PhD,
    Associate Professor of Biology, Fordham College at Lincoln Center

    Troy Tassier, PhD
    Associate Professor of Economic, Fordham University

  • Schedule

    In the morning, foundational lectures for each discipline are presented, followed by lunch (provided) with faculty. In the afternoon, faculty present a special topic (see below for this year's special topics), followed by a breakout groups session and discussion.

    Day 1: Theology & Natural Science. Special Topic: "What Can Science and Theology Tell Us about Personhood?"

    Day 2: Philosophy & Economics. Special Topic: "Markets, Morals, and the Just Distribution of Resources: Ethical Perspectives from Economics and Philosophy"

    Day 3: Sociology & Psychology. Cultural Competence: "What's Cultural about Ethics? Case Discussions and Applications"

    2012 Participating Faculty

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

    Barbara Hilkert Andolsen, PhD, Theology
    Michael Baur, PhD, JD, Philosophy
    Aimee Cox, PhD, African American Studies
    Adam Fried, PhD, Psychology
    Nicholas Tampio, PhD, Political Science
    Lance Strate, PhD, Communication and Media Studies

  • Schedule

    In the morning, foundational lectures for each discipline are presented, followed by lunch (provided) with faculty. In the afternoon, faculty present a special topic (see below for this year's special topics), followed by a breakout groups session and discussion.

    Day 1: Philosophy & Sociology Questions. Special Topic: "The Moral and Legal Rights of Pregnant Women: Sociological and Philosophical Perspectives"

    Day 2: Christian Ethics & Business. Special Topic: "Catholic and Business Approaches to Theories of Corporate Social Responsibility"

    Day 3: Juvenile Justice & Law. Special Topic: "Psychological and Legal Perspectives on Criminal Responsibility and Juvenile Justice Policy"

    2011 Participating Faculty

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

    Miguel Alzola, PhD, Law and Ethics

    Barbara Andolsen, PhD, Applied Christian Ethics

    Michael Baur, PhD, JD, Philosophy

    Michael Corriero, JD

    Keith Cruise, PhD, Psychology

    Jeanne Flavin, PhD, Sociology

  • Schedule

    In the morning, foundational lectures for each discipline are presented, followed by lunch (provided) with faculty. In the afternoon, faculty present a special topic (see below for this year's special topics), followed by a breakout groups session and discussion.

    Day 1:  Philosophy & Medical Ethics. Special Topic: "Health Care Decisions: Practical and Theoretical Perspectives"

    Day 2: Theology & Communications. Special Topic: "Media Uses and Abuses: Ethical Perspectives from Theology and Communication Studies"

    Day 3:  Health Psychology & Conservation Biology. Special Topic: "Science and the Precautionary Principle in Conservation and Environmental Health Policy"

    2010 Participating Faculty

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

    Robin Andersen, PhD, Communications and Media Study
    Michael Baur, PhD, JD
    J. Alan Clark, PhD, Biology
    Celia B. Fisher, PhD, Psychology
    Christine Firer Hinze, PhD, Theology 
    Richard Stumacher, MD, St. Barnabas Hospital

  • Schedule

    In the morning, foundational lectures for each discipline are presented, followed by lunch (provided) with faculty. In the afternoon, faculty present a special topic (see below for this year's special topics), followed by a breakout groups session and discussion.

    Day 1: Moral Philosophy & Computer Science. Special Topic: " Decision-making Machines: Privacy, Artificial Intelligence and the Computer-mediated Society"

    Day 2: Moral Theology & Economics. Special Topic: "Global Markets and the Marginalized: Can Ethics and Economics Converge?"

    Day 3: Moral Psychology & History. Special Topic: "When Cultural Assumptions Cause Harm: A Case for Cultural Competency"

    2009 Participating Faculty

    Michael Baur, PhD, JD
    Christine Firer Hinze, PhD, Theology
    Damian Lyons, PhD, Computer Science
    S. Beth Penry, PhD, History
    Monica Rivera-Mindt, PhD, Philosophy
    Booi Themeli, PhD, Economics

  • Schedule

    In the morning, foundational lectures for each discipline are presented, followed by lunch (provided) with faculty.  In the afternoon, faculty present a special topic (see below for this year's special topics), followed by a breakout groups session and discussion.

    Day 1: Moral Philosophy & Biological Sciences. Special Topic:  "Killing and Letting Die: Ethical Issues at the Boundaries of Human Life"

    Day 2: Moral Theology & Economics. Special Topic: "What is Enough? Can Ethics and Economics Reunite?"

    Day 3:  Ethics & Mental Health. Special Topic: " Ethical Dilemmas involving Vulnerable Research Participants"

    2008 Participating Faculty



    Michael Baur

    Mary Beth Combs
    Celia B. Fisher
    Adam Fried
    Masaaki Hamaguchi
    Christine Firer Hinze