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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$12.0023/28/0OpenT  06:00 PM-09:38 PM LA425

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

 277141910Ethical Problems 3Fick D$12.0026/28/0OpenT R  11:30 AM-12:50 PM LA425
 277142727Ethical ProblemsOnline3Huston M$12.0015/31/0Open 

Spring; 2018; PHILOSOPHY; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 05/07/2018

 277121904Ethical Problems 3Kirschenheiter T$12.0025/31/0OpenM W  09:00 AM-12:10 PM LA410
 277122407Ethical ProblemsOnline3Fick D$12.002/31/0Open 

Summer; 2018; PHILOSOPHY; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 07/02/2018

 277132330Ethical ProblemsOnline3Huston M$12.000/31/2Closed