INTD Obligations to Others

This course takes as its starting point the following question: What obligations do we have to others?  From this initial question more arise.  How do we define obligation and who are the people or groups to whom we are obligated?  Are we, as educated individuals, obligated to donate our skills and time to people less fortunate than ourselves?  Does the relative prosperity most of us enjoy as Americans obligate us to share our resources with countries whose citizens live in squalor and without access to basic services, education, and healthcare?  Should we help those in poorer countries before we assist the poor and disadvantaged living within our own borders?  These are just a few of the questions we will consider.

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