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Philosophy

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.

Prerequisites

(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 : 15; Begins : 01/12/2015

 277111910Ethical Problems 3Huston M 21/31/0Open
T R 11:00AM-12:20PMBTC100
 277111911Ethical Problems 3Kirschenheiter T 14/28/0Open
T R 09:30AM-10:50AMLA425
 277112950Ethical Problems Online3Huston M$30.0015/31/0Open
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