This minor is available to students in any major.
Ethics Minor Requirements
Students are required to complete a total of 16 credit hours, including 20 hours of service learning.
|PHI 241||Ethics: Traditions in Moral Reasoning||3|
|Ethics Electives (choose any four of the following):||12|
|Mythology and Literature|
|Ethical Issues in Business|
|Ethics of Technology|
|Happiness, Virtue and the Good Life|
|Moral Issues Today|
|The City and the Good Life|
|PHI 258||Minor Service (Ethics)||0|
|PHI 451A||Ethics Thesis||1|
Minors are an important part of the undergraduate curriculum. If students declare a minor by sophomore year, they can usually complete it in a timely manner. Students should work with their advisor to determine if it is possible that the minor can be completed by graduation.
To receive a minor, a student must complete at least 9 credit hours of coursework distinct from their major(s) and from other minors, and students must complete more than 50% of the coursework required for the minor at Canisius. Please note that “ancillary/supporting” courses required for a major may still count as distinct courses as long as the remaining coursework still meets the 30 credit-hours required for a major. For more information about minor policies, please see the Declaring Majors and Minors page in the catalog.
Learning Goals & 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.