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Introduction to Ethics

PHI-240
  • Areas of Interest: Curriculum Course
  • Credits: 3
  • Class Hours: 3
  • Course Code: PHI-240
  • Prerequisites: ENG 111
  • Co-requisites: None
In Person
Fall, Spring, Summer

This course introduces theories about the nature and foundations of moral judgments and applications to contemporary moral issues. Emphasis is placed on moral theories such as consequentialism, deontology, and virtue ethics. Upon completion, students should be able to apply various ethical theories to moral issues such as abortion, capital punishment, poverty, war, terrorism, the treatment of animals, and issues arising from new technologies. This course is a Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) course and has been approved to transfer under the CAA and ICAA as a general education course in Humanities/Fine Arts.