Provides a general introduction to the big questions of philosophy, including questions of existence, knowledge, freedom, and meaning. The purpose of the course is to introduce students to great thinkers and theories while engaging them in the exploration of the same timeless questions applied to contemporary issues.
An ethics course that addresses the ways people make judgments about right and wrong actions. Areas of consideration include theories of morality, moral development and decision-making; comparisons between morality and other areas of life, such as law and religion; and contemporary moral issues facing individuals and society.
A philosophical study of the moral issues in business. Topics include corporate responsibility, conflict of interests, morality in advertising, preferential hiring (e.g. minorities in women), personal morality versus employer loyalty and cultural theoretical issues and their impact on business decisions.
Offers an introductory survey of major religious traditions of the world. Through lectures, discussions, assigned readings, and audiovisual presentations, students will gain a broad, basic knowledge of Eastern as well as Western religions. Zoroastrianism, Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam. Confucianism, Taoism, and Shinto will be examined. Each religion will be studied under five principal divisions: origin and development, literature, tenets, ritual and worship, ethics, and institutions. To have a better understanding of all religions, their historical and cultural frameworks along with important social aspects such as identity, tolerance, conformity, and gender will be examined. This course partially satisfies the writing requirements for the General Education component.
The aim of the Philosophy major at NYU Abu Dhabi is to introduce students to a broad range of philosophical problems, to acquaint students with influential philosophical responses to these problems, and above all to train students to grapple with these problems themselves in a way that meets the highest intellectual standards.[/vc_column_text]
The American College of Dubai is centrally located in Garhoud, Dubai, making it a very convenient option set in the heart of the city. Our faculty are highly experienced and we have been delivering excellent educational standards for over 20 years. Our campus includes lecture halls, a separate library building with study areas, a major computer centre and related resource rooms, as well as a small clinic staffed by a resident nurse. Student activity areas include outdoor sports facilities such as a football field as well as basketball and volleyball courts. There is also a games hall beside the cafeteria as well as a dedicated activities area.Read More