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Course Details

Course Code: PHIL200 Course ID: 3037 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course will examine the field of ethics and provide the tools for ethical decision-making. Students will analyze texts for meaning, apply theories learned to various areas of moral concern, such as war, euthanasia, divorce, and poverty. The course will also provide an overview of how philosophers have thought about moral problems and some of the solutions they have proposed. Students will develop the ability to think about moral problems in a clear and logically consistent manner.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
11/30/20 - 04/30/21 05/03/21 - 06/27/21 Spring 2021 Session I 8 Week session
12/28/20 - 06/04/21 06/07/21 - 08/01/21 Spring 2021 Session D 8 Week session
01/25/21 - 07/02/21 07/05/21 - 08/29/21 Summer 2021 Session B 8 Week session
02/22/21 - 07/30/21 08/02/21 - 09/26/21 Summer 2021 Session I 8 Week session
03/29/21 - 09/03/21 09/06/21 - 10/31/21 Summer 2021 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

1. Analyze the major ethical theories in the history of moral philosophy as put forward by philosophers in key ethical texts.

2. Apply ethical theories to current issues and real-life scenarios.

3. Create a framework for developing one’s own ethical and moral philosophy.

4. Critique the place of reason, emotion and physical action in moral philosophy.

5. Interpret philosophical texts and apply them to current events.

NameGrade %
Forums 40.00 %
Week 1 Forum 5.00 %
Week 2 Forum 5.00 %
Week 3 Forum 5.00 %
Week 4 Forum 5.00 %
Week 5 Forum 5.00 %
Week 6 Forum 5.00 %
Week 7 Forum 5.00 %
Week 8 Forum 5.00 %
Written Assignments 45.00 %
Week 3 - Proposal for final paper due Week 6 14.85 %
Week 6 - Final Paper 30.15 %
Presentation 15.00 %
Week 8 - Applying Ethical Theories Presentation 15.00 %

Ethics, An Online Textbook
Stephen O' Sullivan and Philip A. Pecorino

*These are open-source web resources so there is a possibility that there may be a few broken links in the texts. If you should you come across broken links to supplemental materials in this text, please contact your instructor for alternative resources if required.

Introduction to Ethical Studies
Lee Archie and John G. Archie

If you encounter difficulties viewing the e-book, please visit the HELP/FAQs section of the Online Library. If you still have questions, please contact for assistance.

In addition to the required course texts the following public domain Websites are useful. Please abide by the university’s academic honesty policy when using Internet sources as well. Note web site addresses are subject to change.
(The IEP and SEP are academically peer-reviewed online encylopedias, and can be cited as such, although the quality of the articles may vary.

The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Book Title:Various resources from the Open Web are used. Please visit to locate the course eReserve.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.