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2022-23 Catalog 
2022-23 Catalog
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PHIL 110 - Introduction to Ethics

5 Credits
Guides the student through an examination of personal and social moral issues of contemporary interest with an emphasis on refining moral decision-making skills and on examining and developing one’s personal ethical viewpoint.


Quarters Typically Offered
Summer Online
Fall Day
Winter Online
Spring Day

Designed to Serve Philosophy majors, students interested in the ethical process, students whose careers will involve contact with the public, students needing Humanities distribution credit.
Active Date 20201105T14:51:33

Grading Basis Decimal Grade
Class Limit 28
Contact Hours: Lecture 55
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:
  • Humanities Area I

Course Outline
  • Introduction to the nature and importance of morality and ethics.
  • Introduction to basic ethical theories such as utilitarianism, Kantian ethical theory, virtue ethics.
  • Exploration of ethical topics such as sexual ethics, personal honesty, abortion, euthanasia, suicide, pornography, racism, human rights, justice, environmental ethics, etc. (The particular ethical topics and the order of discussion will depend on the text chosen, the preference of the instructor, and the preferences of the students.)

Student Learning Outcomes
Students will demonstrate an ability to critically examine their own ethical thinking and decision making skills.

Students will demonstrate an ability to apply various ethical models.

Students will demonstrate an ability to identify multiple ethical perspectives.

Students will demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively about ethical issues.

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