This course investigates ethical and conceptual issues regarding sex, gender, and sexual orientation and their relevance to marriage and family structures. The topics covered will include: (i) ways of classifying sexes, genders, and sexual orientations; (ii) ethical issues regarding sex and sexuality such as adultery, polyamory, monogamy, and sexual consent (iii) questions about whether we each have a right to a family and the extent to which family members have moral responsibilities to one another. Readings will be drawn from case studies and a wide range of philosophical approaches including contributions from Indigenous thinkers.


45 credits of 100-level or higher coursework

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