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Introduction to Ethics

Course Course Title Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ Co-op Credit
PHI 240 Introduction to Ethics 3 0 0 3
Prerequisites: ENG 111
Corequisites: None
Effective Term: Fall 2014
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 has been approved for transfer under the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement as a general education course in Humanities/Fine Arts.
·1. Engage in critical thinking about moral issues.
·2. Identify, reconstruct and evaluate ethical arguments.
·3. Analyze key ethical concepts.
·4. Demonstrate understanding of major views in moral philosophy and how they relate to contemporary ethical and social issues.

2014FA - New Course Version (S24029)

2014FA - Identified Course as UGETC

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