PHIL 277

Ethical Problems

Course Description

In this course the student will be introduced to a variety of ethical theories as discussed by classical and contemporary moralists. The course experience also provides for an application of these theories to modern moral questions through a process of critical thinking to explore alternate solutions to present day moral problems.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • None.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Explain how ethical conclusions rest on basic philosophical principles.
  • Identify classical ethical theories.
  • Identify contemporary ethical theories.
  • Explain the strengths and weaknesses of the ethical theories presented.
  • Interpret readings on various contemporary moral debates.
  • Analyze readings on various contemporary moral debates.
  • Incorporate critical thinking skills and classic ethical theories with contemporary moral questions.
  • Distinguish the arguments for and against various contemporary moral issues.
  • Evaluate the moral arguments put forth in ethical debates.

Course Schedule

  No of Weeks   Begins   
 CourseSectionCourse TitleModeCredit HoursInstructorsFeeSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusDays-Time-Room

PHILOSOPHY; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 07/06/2015

 277132330Ethical Problems Online3Huston M$30.0016/31/0Open

PHILOSOPHY; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 09/22/2015

 277141953Ethical Problems 3Wakefield B 28/28/0Open
T 06:00PM-09:38PMLA425

PHILOSOPHY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/31/2015

 277141910Ethical Problems 3Wakefield B 24/28/0Open
T R 11:30AM-12:50PMLA425
 277142727Ethical Problems Online3Huston M$30.0023/31/0Open

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