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Course Description

Schoolcraft is excited to offer traditional credit face-to-face, hybrid, online, and remote classes for Fall 2020 while providing students a safe experience based on recent COVID-19 concerns.

Please see the COVID-19 web page to learn more. Keep checking the schedule for additions on our New, Added, and Late Starting Courses web page.

Philosophy - PHIL 277

Ethical Problems

3 Credit Hours
3 Lecture Hours

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 TitleLocationCredit HoursInstructorsSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusFeeDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2020; PHILOSOPHY; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 09/22/2020

 277141953Ethical ProblemsRMT3Huston M21/24/0Open$12.00T  06:00 PM-09:38 PM WEBWEB

Fall; 2020; PHILOSOPHY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/31/2020

 277141910Ethical ProblemsRMT3Fick D21/24/0Open$12.00T R  11:30 AM-12:50 PM WEBWEB
 277142727Ethical ProblemsONL3Huston M2/31/0Open$12.00 

Winter; 2021; PHILOSOPHY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/11/2021

 277112950Ethical ProblemsONL3Huston M31/31/0Open$12.00 

Key: Day of the Week

  • T = Tuesday
  • R = Thursday
  • S = Saturday
  • X = Sunday