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PHIL 1031 - Ethics

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture NoneLab 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): An assessment score placement in RDNG 1000  or above, or completion of RDNG 0900  or RDNG 0950  with a grade of C or higher; assessment score placement in ENGL 1021 , or completion of ENGL 0090  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.


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