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PHI 110 - Ethics

Lecture Hours: 3 Lab Hours: 0 Credits: 3

Description: This course is a study of the moral principles of conduct emphasizing ethical problems and modes of ethical reasoning.

Prerequisite(s): Take ENG 100  and RDG 100 .
Course Topics:
  • Major ethical theories in the western philosophical tradition.
  • Arguments on current ethical issues such as abortion, the death penalty and human rights.
  • Comparison/contrast of the competing theories on ethics.

Textbook information can be found on the Book Inn website
Required Materials:
  • None

Grading System:
An overall grade of C or higher is required for transferability.

A =  90 - 100
B =   80 - 89
C =   70 - 79
D =   60 - 69
F =     0 - 59

Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Identify the various philosophical theories by their terms and basic themes.
  2. Articulate the strengths and weaknesses of the major philosophical theories.
  3. Analyze competing philosophical claims from the different philosophical theories.
  4. Evaluate arguments on major issues such as the death penalty, abortion and intelligent design.
  5. Correlate the major philosophical traditions with the primary founders and writers in each tradition.

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