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Ethics and Applied Ethics

The philosophy minor in ethics and applied ethics is for students who are interested in exploring important domestic and/or global ethical issues and problems that affect people’s well being in the social, political, legal, or economic realm.


Course Requirements

A. Students must take PHIL 1105 Ethics and one of the following courses (6 credits):
PHIL 1101 Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 1125 Business Ethics
PHIL 1130 Biomedical Ethics
RELS 1502 Contemporary Moral Issues

B. Students must take three of the following courses (9 credits):
PHIL 2100 Modern Society and Human Happiness
PHIL 2110 (WMST 2110) Feminist Theories
PHIL 2115 (ENVL 2115) Environmental Ethics
PHIL 2120 Ethics and Technology
PHIL 2125 Ethics and International Affairs
PHIL 2140 Political Philosophy
PHIL 2150 Philosophy of Law
PHIL 2205 Moral Theories
Note: Students may substitute a 2000 level course with one of the following courses or any other relevant course with the approval of chairperson.
COMM 2134 Communication Ethics
RELS 2520 (CAST 2520) Catholic Social Teaching
ANTH 3215 Human Rights and Social Justice
DIPL 4106 Human Rights

C. Students must take one of the following 3000 level philosophy courses with an emphasis on its ethics component (3 credits):
PHIL 3000 Plato
PHIL 3005 Aristotle
PHIL 3010 St. Augustine
PHIL 3015 St. Thomas Aquinas
PHIL 3060 Spinoza
PHIL 3070 Kant

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Denise Vigani
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