PHIL2200 Ethics

This course is an introduction to ethics and moral philosophy, the branch of philosophy which concerns conduct and how we ought to live. Students explore the nature of ethics, important challenges to ethics as traditionally construed by philosophers, and several ethical theories prominent in the history of philosophy. Throughout the inquiry, students will have occasion to discuss various contemporary moral problems and see how ethical theories have addressed them.

Credits

3

Prerequisite

Qualifying score on writing assessment test OR ENGL1021 or ENGL1026. Basic computer literacy skills required

Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Evaluate Kantianism
Evaluate utilitarianism
Evaluate virtue ethics
Explain moral terms and concepts
Evaluate challenges to universality in ethics
Conduct respectful ethical discussions
Apply moral theories to contemporary moral problems
Brainstorm multiple options for resolving ethical dilemmas
Map conflicting moral values
Defend moral arguments

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

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Campus

Brooklyn Park Campus Eden Prairie Campus 952-995-1300

Credit Details

lecture:

3

MnTC Goal Areas:

6 & 9