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2023-2024 Course Catalog 
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PHIL 1031 - Ethics

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture None Lab None
Course Description: This course will examine questions of what is morally right and wrong. Theoretical questions such as “what makes an action morally right or wrong?”, “what type of moral character should a person have?” and “are there correct answers to moral questions?” will be studied. Included in the course will be the study of ethical theory and the application of ethical theory to modern moral problems.
MnTC Goals
6 Humanities/Fine Arts, 9 Ethical/Civic Responsibility

Prerequisite(s): Course placement into college-level English and Reading OR completion of ENGL 0950  with a grade of C or higher OR completion of RDNG 0940  with a grade of C or higher and qualifying English Placement Exam OR completion of RDNG 0950  with a grade of C or higher and ENGL 0090  with a grade of C or higher OR completion of ESOL 0051  with a grade of C or higher and ESOL 0052  with a grade of C or higher.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content

  1. Ethical theory, including: consequentialism deontology virtue ethics
  2. Contemporary moral problems: The selection of contemporary moral problems will be determined by individual instructors

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. Interpret primary sources for ethical theory.
  2. Interpret primary sources for contemporary moral problems.
  3. Apply theory to contemporary moral problems.
  4. Write on issues of ethical theory or contemporary moral problems.

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC): Goals and Competencies
Competency Goals (MnTC Goals 1-6)
06. 01. Demonstrate awareness of the scope and variety of works in the arts and humanities.

06. 02. Understand those works as expressions of individual and human values within an historical and social context.

06. 03. Respond critically to works in the arts and humanities.

06. 05. Articulate an informed personal reaction to works in the arts and humanities.
Theme Goals (MnTC Goals 7-10)
09. 01. Examine, articulate, and apply their own ethical views.

09. 02. Understand and apply core concepts (e.g. politics, rights and obligations, justice, liberty) to specific issues.

09. 03. Analyze and reflect on the ethical dimensions of legal, social, and scientific issues.

09. 05. Identify ways to exercise the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.

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