May 30, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ ARCHIVED CATALOG VERSION ]

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PHIL 105 - Ethics

Number of Credits: 3
Ethics explores values as they are applied to who we are and what we do. This class engages students in critically examining their systems of values through the careful exploration of the views of classic and contemporary moral philosophers. As we work with moral theory, we will explore a variety of moral issues including those that are well known and controversial and those that are often overlooked yet relevant. The overall goal is to raise awareness about, and to refine our capacity to act effectively in, our roles as moral agents Three hours lecture each week. Three Credits. Three billable hours.

GENERAL EDUCATION Category: Arts and Humanities

Pre-requisite(s): eligibility for ENGL 101 .
Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Describe key concepts, tenets, and arguments relating to the discipline’s principal schools of thought. (GE1, GE3, PG1, PG4)
  2. Discuss topical issues and competing philosophical perspectives in ways that are co-operative, respectful, clear, and rationally compelling. (GE1, GE3, GE7, PG1, PG4)
  3. Interpret philosophical and topical issues in ways that acknowledge their inherent complexity and nuance. (GE1, GE3, GE6, GE7, GE8, PG1, PG2, PG3, PG4)
  4. Communicate in writing about philosophical and topical issues in ways that adhere to accepted academic conventions. (GE1, GE3, GE4, GE5, PG1, PG4)
  5. Recognize connections between assigned reading material and contemporary, real-world issues. (GE3, GE6, GE7, GE8, PG2, PG3. PG5)
  6. Critically evaluate and adjudicate between competing philosophical perspectives and arguments with fairness, charity, and rigor. (GE1, GE3, GE7, GE8, PG1, PG2, PG3, PG4)
  7. Reflect on their own philosophical beliefs and practices in a fair-minded, reasoned, and insightful way. (GE3, GE7, GE8, PG2, PG3, PG4, PG5)
  8. Use philosophical activity to explore issues that are important to them and to expand, challenge, and refine their views. (GE3, GE6, GE7, PG2, PG5)

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