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.
|Registration Dates||Course Dates||Start Month||Session||Weeks|
|01/30/2023 - 06/30/2023||07/03/2023 - 08/27/2023||July||Summer 2023 Session B||8 Week session|
|02/27/2023 - 08/04/2023||08/07/2023 - 10/01/2023||August||Summer 2023 Session I||8 Week session|
|03/27/2023 - 09/01/2023||09/04/2023 - 10/29/2023||September||Summer 2023 Session D||8 Week session|
|04/24/2023 - 09/29/2023||10/02/2023 - 11/26/2023||October||Fall 2023 Session B||8 Week session|
|05/29/2023 - 11/03/2023||11/06/2023 - 12/31/2023||November||Fall 2023 Session I||8 Week session|
- Analyze the major ethical theories in the history of moral philosophy as put forward by philosophers in key ethical texts.
- Apply ethical theories to current issues and real-life scenarios.
- Create a framework for developing one’s own ethical and moral philosophy.
- Critique the place of reason, emotion and physical action in moral philosophy.
- Interpret philosophical texts and apply them to current events.
|W1: Ethical Relativism||5.56%|
|W2: Ethics Without Religion?||5.56%|
|W3: Virtue Ethics||5.56%|
|W4: Egoism and Social Contract Theory||5.56%|
|W6: Kantian Deontology||5.56%|
|W7: Feminist Theory||5.56%|
|W8: Evolutionary Ethics||5.56%|
|Week 3 - Build a Moral Compass||17.50%|
|Week 5 - Ethical Issue Presentation||17.50%|
|Week 7 - Theory Infographic||15.00%|
Not current for future courses.