Course Descriptions


PHI 300
Ethics for Life
3 credits

This course will focus on the issue of ethical behavior in contemporary life.  How does one determine what conduct is right?  How should one behave toward other people? Is there a “good life” for humans? How does one decide on the moral correctness of social issues? To address these questions, this course will challenge students to move beyond ethical relativism and consider more principled approaches to moral reasoning with the goal of improving their ability to make real-life, moral decisions. Students will gain broad exposure to major ethical philosophies and critically examine and compare these and other ethics-related influences, including religion, in the context of relevant contemporary issues.