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Philosophy

PHIL 277


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Credit Hours

(3-0) 3 Cr. Hrs.

Section Start Dates


Section NoStart Date
121902May 5, 2014
122407May 5, 2014
132330June 30, 2014
141910August 25, 2014
141953September 16, 2014
142727August 25, 2014

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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.
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