345-HSD-VA, Ethics, Culture and Conflict
Developments to the considered include imperialism, nationalism and racialism, war (World Wars I and II), revolution, communism, fascism and Nazism, ideological conflict (Cold War), and economic globalization, as well as the political, socio-economic, and cultural consequences of these. Ethical positions of various ideologies (liberalism and secular rationalism, Marxism, fascism, existentialism, etc.) will be considered. Such ethical issues as self-interest versus social interest, individualism versus collectivism, freedom versus security, liberation versus authoritarianism will be studied in historical context.