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Course Description

Philosophy - PHIL 277

Ethical Problems (3-0) 3 Cr. Hrs.

Course Description

In this course the student will be introduced to a variety of ethical theories as discussed by classical and contemporary moralists. The course experience also provides for an application of these theories to modern moral questions through a process of critical thinking to explore alternate solutions to present day moral problems.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • None.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Explain how ethical conclusions rest on basic philosophical principles.
  • Identify classical ethical theories.
  • Identify contemporary ethical theories.
  • Explain the strengths and weaknesses of the ethical theories presented.
  • Interpret readings on various contemporary moral debates.
  • Analyze readings on various contemporary moral debates.
  • Incorporate critical thinking skills and classic ethical theories with contemporary moral questions.
  • Distinguish the arguments for and against various contemporary moral issues.
  • Evaluate the moral arguments put forth in ethical debates.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleModeCredit HoursInstructorsFeeSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2018; PHILOSOPHY; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 09/18/2018

 277141953Ethical Problems 3Mileo J$12.0015/28/0OpenT  06:00 PM-09:38 PM LA425

Fall; 2018; PHILOSOPHY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/27/2018

 277141910Ethical Problems 3Fick D$12.0017/28/0OpenT R  11:30 AM-12:50 PM LA425
 277142727Ethical ProblemsOnline3Huston M$12.000/31/0Closed 

Winter; 2019; PHILOSOPHY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/14/2019

 277111910Ethical Problems 3Staff$12.0031/31/0OpenT R  11:00 AM-12:20 PM BTC100
 277111911Ethical Problems 3Butzu R$12.0028/28/0OpenM W  11:00 AM-12:20 PM LA465
 277112950Ethical ProblemsOnline3Huston M$12.0031/31/0Open