Department of Philosophy

Minor in Ethics

Minor in Ethics

The ethics minor currently requires a total of 15 credit hours (i.e. five 3-credit hour courses), as follows: PHIL 101 (Introduction to Philosophy), PHIL 205 (Contemporary Moral Problems), or 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.

Starting in Fall 2016, the ethics minor will require a total of 15 credit hours (i.e. five 3-credit hour courses), as follows: PHIL 101 (Introduction to Philosophy), PHIL 305 (Ethics), two other PHIL courses at the 200-300 level, and one of several identified courses in a field other than philosophy. Current students who wish to switch to the new program must enter a change in SIS or fill out an Academic Requirements Substitution form in Undergraduate Studies.

Required courses:

PHIL 101 Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 205 Contemporary Moral Problems or PHIL 206 Contemporary Moral Issues: Experiential
PHIL 305 Ethics
One Philosophy course chosen in consultation with advisor.
PHIL 205/6
Contemporary Moral Problems or PHIL 206 Contemporary Moral Issues: Experiential
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