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Philosophy and World Religions

Ethics Minor

Ethics Minor

Ethics concerns us all.

Questions of moral responsibility, professional conduct, value formation, civil rights and protective legislation are raised repeatedly today in the fields of business, medicine, government, law, education and within the family and our communities.

The perfect minor for any major: 15 credits to enhance your resume, your work, and your life.

  • Set your resume apart from the rest: This flexible and versatile interdisciplinary minor will really set your resume' apart from the others in the stack. It will indicate to employers in any field that you care about ethical personal and professional behavior, and that you have made the study of ethics an important part of your preparation for all aspects of your life.
  • Sharpen your thinking: Sharpen your skills of critical and conceptual analysis in ethical reflection through a short, strategically designed minor.
  • Broaden your perspective: Study ethical issues in your own field of study and relate them to other fields and to the universal conceptual frameworks of philosophy and religious thought.

The Ethics minor is intended to provide students of diverse major fields of study a way to focus and develop their interest in ethics both by offering them a core of courses essential to an understanding of the field of ethics and by advising them in the selection of courses that enable them to develop depth and detail in theoretical, professional, and applied ethics. 


Requirements 

 (Note: courses listed in multiple categories can only be applied to one category for each student)

CORE REQUIREMENTS
Choose one of the following introductory courses:
Religions of the World RELS 1020
Religion, Ethics, and Film RELS 1510
Philosophy: The Art of Thinking PHIL 1020
Reasoning About Moral Problems PHIL 1520
Ethics in Business  PHIL/RELS 1540
Take both of the following:
Religion and Ethics RELS 3500
Ethics PHIL 2500
Take one of the following: 
Bio-Medical Ethics  PHIL/RELS 3510/CAP 3173
Ethics in Business RELS/PHIL 1540
Environmental Ethics RELS 2550
Business, Ethics, and Society MGMT 3974

THEN TAKE ONE INTERDISCIPLINARY ELECTIVE IN ANY AREA YOU WANT:
Business: Management:
Legal and Social Environment of Business MGMT 3100
Business, Ethics, and Society MGMT 3974
Communications Studies:
Ethics in Communication COMM 4236/CAP 3128
Freedom of Speech COMM 4217/5217
Performance & Social Change COMM 4447
Criminology:
Ethics in Crime, Law, and Justice SOC 1000/CRIM 2022
Education:
Interdisciplinary Study of Disability SPED 4180/5180
Psychology:
Psychology of Gender Differences  PSYCH 2201
Social Psychology PSYCH 2203
Psychology of Human Differences PSYCH 3404/5404
Sociology:
Money, Sex, and Power SOC 3151/CAP 3151
Philosophy and World Religions:
Ethics in Business PHIL/RELS 1540
Environmental Ethics PHIL/RELS 2550
Bio-Medical Ethics PHIL/RELS 3510/CAP 3173
Perspectives on Death & Dying PHIL/RELS 3110 /CAP 3194
Religion & Its Critics RELS 3140
Existentialism PHILS/RELS 3340
Society, Politics & the Person PHIL 3320
Nietzsche, Nihilism & Technology PHIL 3610
Marxisms PHIL 3680
Ethics Practicum PHIL/RELS 4550
Political Science:
Politics of Non-Violence POLCOMP 3125
Classical Political Theory POLTHRY 3160
Modern Political Theory POLTHRY 3161
History:
US Environmental History HISUS 4170/5170
US Women's History HISUS 4260/5260
Historical Analysis of Social Issues CAP 3131
Sustainability:
Introduction to Sustainability TECH 1015
Capstone in Sustainability CAP 3140

THE TOTAL NUMBER OF HOURS FOR THE ETHICS MINOR IS 15.