Home | Photos | Bike | Software | Courses | Exercises | Golden Rule | Times

Gensler's Homework Assignments


Click here for the EthiCola download page.
Click here for golden-rule shirts, mugs, or buttons.

Ethics (PHIL 181)

January 17: Our first class: we meet MWF at 8:15 or 9:20 am in Mundelein 205. Where you sit the second class will become your assigned seat. Get the textbook (the new third edition of my Ethics book) from Routledge, Amazon, or our bookstore. All reading assignments for this course are from this book.

For Jan 19: Read the syllabus and the introductory chapter in the book (pages 1-6). Install EthiCola on your computer or flash drive (see the "How to Download EthiCola" handout and, if you have a Mac, the "Installing EthiCola on a Macintosh" handout). Don't e-mail EthiCola scores until later, when it's time to take oral exams.

For Jan 22: Read section 1.1 (pages 8-9). Write a brief reaction paper to cultural relativism (one page is OK -- don't do any outside reading or further reading in the book). Do computer exercise 00; you needn't email EthiCola scores until quiz time.

For Jan 24: Finish Chapter 1 (10-22). Do computer exercise 01.

For Jan 26: Read 2.1 (23-24) and write a brief reaction paper to subjectivism (one page is OK -- don't do any outside reading or further reading in the book).

For Jan 29: Read 2.2-4 (25-28).

For Jan 31: Finish Chapter 2 (28-38). Do computer exercise 02.

For Feb 2: Read 3.1-2 (39-42).

For Feb 5: Finish Chapter 3 (43-51). Do computer exercises 03 & 0-3.

Feb 5-8: Oral exams (no class Feb 7) on the Introduction and Chapters 1-3: come on time to my office (I'll keep the schedule on my office door) & send me your scores with these exercises done at 90% or above: 00, 01, 02, 03, & 0-3.

For Feb 9: Read 4.1-2 (54-57).

For Feb 12: Read 4.3 (57-59). Write a brief reaction paper to intuitionism (one page is OK -- don't do any outside reading or further reading in the book).

For Feb 14: Finish Chapter 4 (60-68). Do computer exercise 04.

For Feb 16: Read 5.1-2 (69-72).

For Feb 19: Read 5.3-4 (72-74).

For Feb 21 Finish Chapter 5 (74-83). Do computer exercise 05.

For Feb 23: Read 6.1-3 (84-88).

For Feb 26: Read 6.4 (88-89).

For Feb 28: Finish Chapter 6 (89-95). Do computer exercises 06, 4-6, & 0-6.

Feb 28-March 2: Oral exams (no class March 2) on Chapters 4-6: come on time to my office (I'll keep the schedule on my office door) & send me your scores with these exercises done at 90% or above: 04, 05, 06, 4-6, & 0-6.

March 4-10: Spring break

For Mar 12: Read 7.1-7.3 (98-103).

For Mar 14: Read 7.4-7.5 (104-09).

For Mar 16: Read 7.6-7.8 (109-18).

For Mar 19: Read 7.9-8.1 (118-28). Do computer exercise 07.

For Mar 21: Read 8.2-8.4 (128-35).

For Mar 23: Read 8.5-8.6 (135-41).

For Mar 26: Read 8.7-9.2 (141-54). Do computer exercise 08.

For Mar 28: Read 9.3-9.4 (154-61).

March 29-April 2: Easter break

For Apr 4: Finish Chapter 9 (161-72). Do computer exercises 09, 7-9, & 0-9.

my golden rule page
an article I wrote for an Iranian journal on the golden rule in Islam

Apr 4-6: Oral exams (no class Apr 6) on Chapters 7-9: come on time to my office (I'll keep the schedule on my office door) & send me your scores with these exercises done at 90% or above: 07, 08, 09, 7-9, & 0-9.

For Apr 9: Read 10.1-10.2 (174-78).

For Apr 11: Read 10.3 (178-80). Write a brief reaction paper to utilitarianism (one page is OK -- don't do any outside reading or further reading in the book).

For Apr 13: Read 10.4 (180-83).

For Apr 16: Finish Chapter 10 (183-92). Do computer exercise 10.

For Apr 18: Read 11.1-11.2 (193-99).

For Apr 20: Read 11.3-11.4 (199-205).

For Apr 23: Finish Chapter 11 (205-10). Do computer exercise 11.

For Apr 25: Read 12.1-3 (211-15).

For Apr 27: Finish Chapter 12 (215-27). Do computer exercise 12.

Apr 27-May 3: Oral exams on Chapters 10-12: come on time to my office (I'll keep the schedule on my office door) & send me before midnight May 3 your scores with these exercises done at 90% or above: 10, 11, 12, 10-12, & 0-12.