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Minor in Ethics

Minor in Ethics

The minor in ethics allows undergraduate students in any field to pursue a concentration of studies in ethics from multiple perspectives: theoretical and practical, philosophical and empirical/ interdisciplinary. The goal is to encourage analytical reflection on the principles and situations of ethical action, social, interpersonal, or individual, in historical and contemporary contexts. The ethics minor requires PHIL 101 (Introduction to Philosophy), PHIL 205 (Contemporary Moral Problems), PHIL 206 (Contemporary Moral Issues: Experiential), PHIL 305 (Ethics), one other PHIL course at the 200-300 level, and one of several identified courses in a field other than philosophy.

 

Required courses:

PHIL 101 Introduction to Philosophy 3
PHIL 205 Contemporary Moral Problems 3
PHIL 206 Contemporary Moral Issues: Experiential (also satisfies.) 3
PHIL 305 Ethics 3
One Philosophy course chosen in consultation with advisor.
PHIL 271
Bioethics: Dilemmas
PHIL 304
Science and Engineering Ethics
PHIL 330
Topics in Ethics
PHIL 315
Selected Topics in Philosophy
PHIL 317
War and Morality
PHIL 334
Political and Social Philosophy
PHIL 356
Comparative Philosophy
PHIL 399
Directed Study
One course from the following interdisciplinary list:
BETH 315
International Bioethics: Policy and Practice
RLGN 325
Justice, Religion, and Society
RLGN 330
Classical Jewish Religious Thought
RLGN 350
Jewish Ethics
COGS 272
Morality and Mind
COGS 305
Departmental Seminar: Moral Boundaries and Limits of Science
COGS 365
Advanced Topics in Cognitive Neuroscience
SOCI 349
Social Inequality