The minor in ethics and applied ethics requires students to complete a minimum of 18 credits in philosophy according to the distribution given below. It is designed to provide students with a deep understanding of ethics, as well as to prepare them to work in the various fields of applied ethics, including environmental, business, biomedical, political, and media ethics. The program will help students understand ethical debates and complements a variety of professional pursuits, including business, management, public policy and administration, diplomacy, and medicine.
I. Students must take PHIL 1105 Ethics and one of the following courses (6 credits):
||Introduction to Philosophy
||Ethics and International Affairs
||Contemporary Moral Values
II. Students must take three of the following courses (9 credits):
||Modern Society and Human Happiness
||(WMST 2110) Feminist Theories
||(ENVL 2115) Environmental Ethics
||Philosophy of Law
||Freedom in a Technological Age
Students may substitute a 2000 level course with one of the following courses or any other relevant course with the approval of chairperson.
||(CAST 2520) Catholic Social Teaching
||Human Rights and Social Justice
III. Students must take one of the following 3000 level philosophy courses with an emphasis on its ethics component (3 credits):
||St. Thomas Aquinas