Lectorial Location: Y3A T1 - Theatre
- From Week 1-7, classes will consist of 2 hour lectorials, comprised of interactive lectures with Q&A, problem and enquiry based group work, team work, feedback and assessment guidance.
- From Weeks 9 - 13 classes are devoted to the team debates. The debates will be assessed by Undine and a tutor, with two sessions currently scheduled to run concurrently in Y3A T1 and Y3A 187 (Drama studio).
PLEASE NOTE: The day and room of your debate will be allocated in the lectorials during semester. When you are enrolling in the unit, please select CUL399 Lectorial 1/01 and then choose either CUL 399 Lectorail 2/01 or CUL 399 Lectorial 2/02, depending on availability.
And remember that last minute timetable changes may occur, so always re-check details with Macquarie timetables.
The CUL399 i-learn website can be accessed at: http://learn.mq.edu.au/
Please check the i-learn site and email announcements regularly for updates and additional course material. On the i-learn site you will also be able to submit your written assignments.
There are no tutorials for this unit, there is only a 2 hour lectorial held once a week. Lectorials are lively and interactive - a mixture between lectures and tutorials - with Q&A and problem solving group work taking place. The team debate groups will be formed and practiced during lectorials from weeks 1 - 7. Then in the second half of semester, lectorials will be devoted to preparing for and holding the team debates. During this period students will be expected to participate as both presenters and audiences.
PLEASE NOTE: Not attending lectorials regularly throughout the semester will put you at a serious disadvantage. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that students attend all classes unless they have gained permission from their convener beforehand, or have evidence of sickness or unavoidable disruption. Not attending regularly and for the full sessions, is highly likely to affect your group 'Participation-Collaboration' and your 'Team Debate' assessment. There will be a rolls taken in class every week.
CUL399 also requires that students follow the unit on iLearn and stay informed of special announcements and additional information posted there, by regularly checking your student emails.
ALL questions and concerns about CUL399 should be emailed to the convener Dr. Undine Sellbach, whose email is given in this unit outline.
RESOURCES: REQUIRED AND RECOMMENDED
IMPORTANT (Please Read): In preparation for the lectorials you should read (watch or listen to) at least TWO of the REQUIRED RESOURCES each week. It is important you do this every week, since the ethical approaches and themes explored across the course are very interconnected. Depending on the particular debate topic that you choose to explore in detail, you can then also draw on the longer list provided under Recommended Resources, but remember you may find article listed under other topic useful. Additional resources may also be provided on ilearn during the semester. Beyond this, students will be expected to do their own independent research.
Chapters and journal articles are available via the unit reading list for CUL399, Macquarie University Library. Links have are provided below to open access media articles and interviews.
John Mizzoni, ‘Introduction’ and ‘Relative Ethics or Universal Ethics’, in Ethics: The Basics, Wiley-Blackwell, 2010, pp. 1 -7, and pp. 8-14.
‘Thou Shalt Not?’ The Monogamy Debate
Angela Willey, “Introduction,” Undoing Monogamy: The Politics of Science and the Possibilities of Biology, Duke University Press, 2016.
Laura Kipnis, ‘A spectre is haunting the nation – the spectre of adultery’, Critical Inquiry 24 (Winter 1998), pp. 289-327.
Lamont, T ‘Life after the Ashley Madison Affair,’ The Guardian, Feb 28, 2016
Kanazawa, S and Still, MC. 'Why Monogamy?', in Social Forces, Vol.78, No.1 (Sep., 1999), pp.25-50.
Greer, G. ‘Gay or not, nupitals are now divorced from sense.’ Sydney Morning Herald, April 20, 2013
Gardiner, S, ‘Clicking with a cheat: adultery booming in Sydney, but a life of betrayal is not so rosy’, in The Sydney Morning Herald, June 21, 2011
Richardson-Self, L. ‘Coming out and fitting in: Same-Sex marriage and the Politics of Difference’, Journal of Media Culture, Vol 15, no 6, 2012.
‘I do, a panel discussion on Queer Cultural Activism’ Afterimage, Vol 42, no 1. 28 – 36.
Elizabeth Stephens and Annie Sprinkle, 'On Becoming Appalachian Moonshine,' Performance Research 17.4, 'On Ecology,' 2012, 61 - 66.
Michel Foucault, ‘We Other Victorians’ and ‘The Repressive Hypothesis’ in The History of Sexuality Vol 1, pp. 3-13, and 17-35, respectively.
Russell Blackford, ‘A tale of Vigilante Justice, Adulterers, Hackers and the Ashley Madison affair,’ The Conversation, Aug 23, 2015
Anderson, Nancy C. ‘Four Slippery Steps to Adultery’, on The Christian Broadcasting Network, 2013.
Nelson and Simek, ‘Adultery in the Electronic Era: Spyware, Avatars and Cybersex’. Wyoming State Bar Issue, Dec 2014.
Lawson, A and Samson, C, 1988, ‘Age, Gender and Adultery’, in The British Journal of Sociology, Vol.39, No.3 (Sep., 1988), pp.409-440
Siegel, MJ, 1992, 'For Better or for Worse: Adultery, Crime & The Constitution', in Journal of Family Law, Vol.30 [1991-1992], pp.45-95
Gould, E, Moav, O and Simhon, A. 'The Mystery of Monogamy'. London, Centre for Economic Policy Research, 2004.
Bingham, J. ‘Adultery can save your marriage: academic writes the new rules of marriage’, in The Sydney Morning Herald, August 21, 2012.
Lena Williams, ‘A New Level of Tolerance for Adultery’, New York Times, Jan 1996.
Worth, H, Reid, A and McMillan, K. ‘Somewhere over the rainbow: love, trust and monogamy in gay relationships’, in Journal of Sociology, 2002 38(3), pp.237-253.
Work - a social good and good for you? The Universal Basic Income Debate
Russell, B. ‘In Praise of Idleness’ in In Praise of Idleness and other essays, Allen and Unwin, 1958.
Smith, N. ‘A philosopher’s view: the benefits and dignity of work,’ The Conversation, 2011.
Mc Lean, C and McKay A, “Beyond Care: Expanding the Feminist Debate on Universal Basic Income” WiSE Working Paper Series No. 1, Sep 2015.
Rachels, J. ‘The idea of a social contract’, The Elements of Moral Philosophy, McGraw-Hill, 2003, pp. 141 – 159.
Birnbaum, S. ‘Liberal Egalitarianism and the Study of Social Justice’ Basic Income Reconsidered: Social Justice, Liberalism, and the Demands of Equality, Palgrave, 2012.
Oltermann, p. ‘State handouts for all? Europe set to pilot universal basic incomes’, Guardian, June 2, 2016.
Bergmann, Barbara ‘Why Sweden, not Switzerland, should be America’s social welfare model,’ PBS, April 11, 2014.
Harris, J. ‘Should we scrap benefits and pay everyone 100 Pounds a week?’ The Guardian, April 14, 2016.
Ikebe, S. ‘The wrong kind of UBI’ Jacobin Magazine, Jan 21, 2016.
O’Farrell, J. ‘A no strings basic income? If it works for the royal family, it can work for us all’ Guardian, Jan 7, 2016.
Gutting, G. What Work is Really For? The New York Times, Sep 8, 2012.
Dean, T. ‘Work less, live more,’ New Philosopher, July 2, 2014.
Yeatman, A. ‘Mutual obligation: what kind of contract is this?’ Ch 8, Reforming the Australian Welfare State Report, Australian Institute of Family Studies, Dec 2000.
Saunders, P. ‘Issues in Australian welfare reform’ Ch 1, Reforming the Australian Welfare State Report, Australian Institute of Family Studies, Dec 2000.
Protection or control? - the young people, sex, surveillance and agency debate
Catharine Lumby (2010), ‘Ambiguity, Children, Representation, Sexuality’, in CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture, Vol 12: Issue 4.
Levine, Judith, Harmful to Minors: The Perils of Protecting Children from Sex, Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 2002.
Faulkner, Joanne, The Importance of Being Innocent: Why We Worry About Children, Melbourne, VIC: Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Crawford, Kate, Adult Themes: Rewriting the Rules of Adulthood, Sydney, NSW: Pan Macmillan, 2006.
Higonnet, Anne, Pictures of Innocence: The History and Crisis of Ideal Childhood, London: Thames and Hudson, 1998.
Political Animals: the Animal Rights and Personhood Debates
Yuhas, A. ‘Chimpanzee representatives argue for animals rights in a New York court,’ The Guardian, May 28, 2015.
Matthew Calarco ‘Identity, Difference, Indistinction’ The Centennial Review, Michigan State University Press, Vol. 11, number 2, Fall 2011, pp. 41-60.
Wolfe, C. ‘Introduction,’ Animal Rites: American Culture, the Discourse of Species and Posthumanist Theory, University of Chicago Press, 2003, pp 1-18.
‘Harambe the gorilla’, ABC News, June 1, 2016.
Gary L. Francione and Robert Garner, ‘Introduction: what this book is and is not about,’ The Animal Rights Debate, Columbia University Press, 2010.
Calderwood, K. ‘Why we’ve been testing animal intelligence all wrong’, Saturday Extra, ABC RN, June 14, 2016.
Berkoff, M. The Emotional Lives of Animals: A Leading Scientist Explores Animal Joy, Sorrow, and Empath – and why they matter, New World Library, 2008.
Gerrard, Greg. ‘Animals’ in EcoCriticism, Routledge Press, 2011.
Singer, Peter , ‘Speciesism and Moral Status,’ Metaphilosophy, Vol. 40, nos 3-4, July 2009.
Oliver, K. ‘Introduction,’ Animal Lessons: how they teach us to be human, Columbia University Press, 2009.
Cary Wolfe, Zoontologies: the question of the animal, University of Minnesota Press, 2003.
Insects: friend, foe or food? - the eating insects debate
Dicke, M, ‘Why not eat insects?,’ 2010. To listen to Dicke’s public talk own why we should eat insects follow thislink: http://www.ted.com/talks/marcel_dicke_why_not_eat_insects/transcript?language=en
Grorman, J. ‘Do Honeybees Feel? Scientists are Entertaining the Idea,’ April 18, 2016.
Halpin, T. ‘Can plant based food be better than the real thing?’ ABC news, June 17, 2016.
Loo, S and Sellbach, U, (2013), ‘Eating (with) Insect: Insect Gastronomies and an Upside Down Ethics,’ Parallax, vol. 19, no. 1 12-28.
Holt, V. Why not Eat Insects?, 1885.
Amy Wright, ‘I think I’ll go eat a worm’, Gastronomica, 84, Winter 2014.
Francione, G. ‘The Abolition of Animal Exploitation,’ The Animal Rights Debate, Columbia University Press, 2010.
For a summary of some some arguments for and against vegetarians eating insects look at this blog: http://blog.practicalethics.ox.ac.uk/2014/06/should-vegetarians-consider-eating-insects/
Tucker, A. ‘Do insects have consciousness: a new theory has scientists buzzing’ The Smithstonian Magazine, July 2016.
Huis, Arnold van, et al. 2013. ‘‘Edible Insects: Future Prospects for Food and Feed Security.’’ Report of the Programme Committee, Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, Rome, March 18–22.
Alan Louey Yen. ‘Edible insects and other invertebrates in Australia: future prospects’ Biosciences Research Division, Department of Primary Industries.
Mc Williams, J. ‘If Vegans Replaced Plants with Insects, They’d Harm Fewer Animals,’ The Huffington Post, Noc 14, 2014.
Lin, D. Vegans and Honey,’ about.com, March 26, 2016.
Frame, J. Mona Minim and the Smell of the Sun, Random House Books, 2005.
'To be or not to be?’ - The Euthanasia Debate
TV Program Transcript ‘Euthanasia Debate’ at: ABC Lateline broadcast on 30/5/2002.
George Zdenkowski, ‘Human rights and euthanasia’. Paper for the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission, Dec 1996, pp. 1-29.
Srivastava, R. ‘In 15 years of medicine I’ve had only one conversation about euthanasia,’ The Guardian: Nov 9, 2015.
Discussion of Assisted suicide on ABC Q&A, 10 April, 2007: http://www.abc.net.au/tv/qanda/txt/s4635101.htm
Jecker, NS. 'Ethics and Euthanasia', in Encyclopedia of Gerontology Vol. 1, ed. James E. Birren, (2007) pp.522-525.
Broom, A. ‘On Euthanasia, Resistance, and Redemption: The Moralities and Politics of a Hospice’, in Qualitative Health Research, 22(2), (2011) pp.226-237
Brown, GT. ‘Discovery and Revelation: The Consciences of Christians, Public Policy, and Bioethics Debate’, in Christian Bioethics, 18(1), (2012) pp. 41-58
Fernandez-Sola, C et al. ‘New regulation of the right to a dignified dying in Spain: Repercussions for nursing’, in Nursing Ethics, 19(5), (2012) pp.619-628
Kolata, G, 1997, ‘Passive Euthanasia in Hospitals Is The Norm, Doctors Say’, in The New York Times, June 28, 1997.
Shuriye, AO. ‘Ethical and Religious Analysis on Euthanasia’, in IIUM Engineering Journal, Vol.12, No.5, 2011: Special Issue on Science and Ethics in Engineering (2011) pp.209-211.
Stevenson, C and Leaf, D. ‘Activist dead wrong on voluntary euthanasia’, ABC Religion and Ethics, Oct 18, 2011.
Stonington, SD. ‘On ethical locations: The good death in Thailand, where ethics sit in places’, in Social Science and Medicine, 75 (2012) pp.836-844.