The Ethics Minor
Note: The Undergraduate Catalog contains the most current Ethics Minor information including program requirements and course descriptions.
The Ethics Minor consists of six courses (18 hours). These courses may count toward another minor.
Required Introductory Courses (6 hours)
- P2 PHIL 124 - Introductory Ethics
- P2 REST 130 - Ethics in Action
Electives (12 hours)
The courses must be 200 level or above The list of current courses with an ethics concentration are offered in philosophy, international relations, legal studies, the environment, the media, health care, business, human relationships, social policy, peace and social justice, and religion.
Elective Courses in the Minor (List subject to change)
- REST 201 P2 - The Ethics of God
- COMM 205 - Media Issues in Contemporary Culture
- PSJS 212P - CC Non-violent Leadership
- PHIL 250 - P2 Bioethics
- PSJS 250 - P5 Social Change Through Service
- PHIL 260 - P3 Philosophy of Law
- PSJS 260 - P5 Global Issues in Peace and Social Justice
- PSJS 270 - CC Ethics and World Ecology
- REST 272 - CC Martin and Malcolm
- PHIL 273 - Business Ethics
- REST 284 - P2 Morality and Contemporary Society
- REST 289 - CC Alienation and Powerlessness
- REST 301 - P2 Law and Ethics
- PHIL 301 - Philosophy and Healthcare
- REST 325 - P5 Spirituality and Health
- REST 338 - P2 Morality in Leadership
- COMM 346 - Media Law
- REST 366 - P2 Is God Just?
- REST 386 - Morality in Business
- REST 387 - P2 Medical Ethics and Society
Note: No more than three courses used to satisfy the student's major requirements may also be applied to the Ethics minor. A grade point average of 2.00 is required for all courses taken in residence that may be applied to the minor.
Independent Study Option
To complete the 12 hour credit elective requirement, students may pursue one independent study course with a member of the Ethics Advisory Committee. The course will explore one or more ethics topics related to their chosen major.
Other Program Requirements
A pre-minor ethics survey will be given in all sections of the Introductory Ethics course. Upon completion of the minor requirements, students must complete an exit interview with the program director and complete a post-minor ethics survey. The data from these surveys will be used for assessment purposes.
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