This minor is available to students in any major.
The Ethics Minor Requirements
Students are required to complete a total of 16 credit hours, including 20 hours of service learning.
- Foundation course: PHI 241 — offered every year by the Department of Philosophy.
- Four three-credit hour ethics courses from a list of pre-approved elective courses (see below)
- A one-credit hour independent research project including a paper of around 15 pages written in collaboration with a professor who teaches within the Ethics Minor Program.
- 20 hours of a community-based learning experience completing over the course of the minor program.
|CLS 207||Mythology and Literature||3|
|PHI 242||Ethical Issues in Business||3|
|PHI 243||Bio-Medical Ethics||3|
|PHI 244||Environmental Ethics||3|
|PHI 245||Animal Ethics||3|
|PHI 246||Ethics of Technology||3|
|PHI 252||Happiness, Virtue and the Good Life||3|
|RST 340||Moral Issues Today||3|
|RST 342||Theological Ethics and Environmental Justice||3|
|RST 345||Bio-Moral Problems||3|
Learning Goals and Objectives
Student Learning Goal 1
Students will demonstrate analysis of and reflection upon concerns of ethics.
Objective A: Show competence and expertise in some concerns of ethics.
- Objective B: Demonstrate knowledge of the relevant theories of ethics and the ability to critically analyze and reflect on these theories.
Objective C: Understand and reflect on the experience of some concerns of ethics.
Student Learning Goal 2
Students will be able to thoughtfully apply moral principles to cultivate their characters and to work towards realizing a more just world.
- Objective A: Recognize and analyze some contemporary concerns where ethics is at stake (such as environmental racism, or the abortion debate) and propose thoughtful solutions or approaches to these issues.
- Objective B: Engage on a personal level some contemporary concerns where ethics is at stake.