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2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Ethics Minor

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A minor in ethics enables students to develop a strong sense of moral responsibility and critical skills for moral reflection. It consists of required courses in global ethics or current ethical issues, coursework in philosophical ethics, as well as interdisciplinary electives. It also includes a capstone project to help students develop their ethical ability and awareness through service learning, a research or creative project. Such a minor can be combined with, and serve as enrichment to, any major program.  As a result of completing the minor, students will be able to:

  • Identify and implement major moral theories from diverse traditions
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the cultural and historical embeddedness of ethical theories
  • Evaluate moral issues from a plurality of perspectives
  • Develop a capacity for critical moral reasoning
  • Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of given moral theories in dealing with contemporary ethical problems
  • Learn to account for one’s conduct within a larger community
  • Develop a sensitivity to the central moral issues in a given discipline and the capacity to act in a morally responsible manner 


Required Courses Credits: (7)

Courses in Philosophical Ethics Credits: (10)

 Choose two courses from the following:

Electives Credits: (8-10)

No more than 5 credits can be taken from one discipline.

Total Credits: 25-27

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