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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

Winter; 2018; PHILOSOPHY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 1/8/2018

 277111910Ethical Problems 3Huston M$12.009/31/0OpenT R  11:00 AM-12:20 PM BTC100
 277111911Ethical Problems 3Tierney J$12.0012/28/0OpenM W  11:00 AM-12:20 PM LA465
 277112950Ethical ProblemsOnline3Huston M$12.002/31/0Open