Jun 06, 2023  
2019-2020 Archived Catalog 
2019-2020 Archived Catalog

PHIL-295 Ethics

Credits 3 / 3 Contact Hours
Pre-requisite: Placement into RDNG-030 (ACSR-030), completion of ELAP-110 with a minimum grade of 2.0, or successful completion of RDNG-016 or ACLT-074 with a minimum grade of 3.0. 
A study of the fundamental philosophical issues and problems concerning morality and moral reasoning. Emphasis will be placed on the examination of traditional and contemporary attempts to distinguish morally good from morally bad actions. Other topics may include issues in political philosophy ethical relativism and objectivity the nature of the good and contemporary moral issues such as abortion affirmative action and capital punishment. Works from both historical and contemporary philosophers are discussed.

Course Outcomes
NEW Students who successfully complete the course should be able to: • Describe basic concepts of ethical theories. • Explain the meaning of basic ethical concepts. • Apply basic ethical concepts to concrete situations. • Differentiate between ethical theories. • Infer implications of basic ethical concepts. • Deduce conclusions of ethical arguments. • Create an argument using ethical theories. • Evaluate actions using ethical theories. • Interpret morally salient features of concrete situations using ethical theories. • Integrate ethical theories into thinking critically about morality.