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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 Start Month Session Weeks
06/28/2022 - 12/02/2022 12/05/2022 - 01/29/2023 December Fall 2022 Session D 8 Week session
07/25/2022 - 12/30/2022 01/02/2023 - 02/26/2023 January Winter 2023 Session B 8 Week session
08/29/2022 - 02/03/2023 02/06/2023 - 04/02/2023 February Winter 2023 Session I 8 Week session
09/26/2022 - 03/03/2023 03/06/2023 - 04/30/2023 March Winter 2023 Session D 8 Week session
10/31/2022 - 03/31/2023 04/03/2023 - 05/28/2023 April Spring 2023 Session B 8 Week session
11/28/2022 - 04/28/2023 05/01/2023 - 06/25/2023 May Spring 2023 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

  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 %
Discussions 50.00 %
W1: Introductions 5.56 %
W1: Ethical Relativism 5.56 %
W2: Ethics Without Religion? 5.56 %
W3: Virtue Ethics 5.56 %
W4: Egoism and Social Contract Theory 5.56 %
W5: Utilitarianism 5.56 %
W6: Kantian Deontology 5.56 %
W7: Feminist Theory 5.56 %
W8: Evolutionary Ethics 5.56 %
Written Assignments 50.00 %
Week 3 - Build a Moral Compass 17.50 %
Week 5 - Ethical Issue Presentation 17.50 %
Week 7 - Theory Infographic 15.00 %
  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.
Book Title:Various resources from Trefry Library and/or the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom.
ISBN:D2L Note
 

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.