2022-2023 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Apr 25, 2024  
2022-2023 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PHIL 135 - Introduction to Ethics

Credits: 3
A course designed to introduce students to the theory and practice of ethics. In the context of classical theories and modern moral problems, students will be encouraged to clarify their own ethical positions.

Student Learning Outcomes
  1. A familiarity with key figures/movements in history of ethics, e.g., Utilitarianism, Virtue Ethics, Ethics of Care, Deontological Ethics, Natural Law, Existentialism and Nietzsche, etc.
  2. An understanding of ethics as part of the larger spectrum of philosophic activity.
  3. A recognition of the methodology and tools common to ethical analysis.
  4. An awareness of some of the major themes/problems within ethical thought; these might include, relativism vs. objectivism, the nature of duty, why be moral, power relations, naturalistic fallacy, origin of responsibility, identification of virtues, nature/extent of freedom etc.
  5. Critical analysis and evaluation of ethical argumentation.

Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None
Graded: Letter Grade

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