Introduction to Ethics

Subject ID Classroom Hours Lab Hours Clinic Coop Or Shop Hours Credit Hours
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PHI
240
3
0
0
3
Prerequisite:

ENG 111

Corequisite:

None

This course introduces theories about the nature and foundations of moral judgments and applications to contemporary moral issues. Emphasis is placed on utilitarianism, rule-based ethics, existentialism, relativism versus objectivism, and egoism. Upon completion, students should be able to apply various ethical theories to individual moral issues such as euthanasia, abortion, crime and punishment, and justice. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core requirement in humanities/fine arts.