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PHIL 131
Introduction to Ethics


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50

AA Discipline: [Humanities]

Lecture Hours:50


Description
Discussion and study of the original writings of classic moral philosophers. Examination of the moral theories of Plato, Aristotle, Epicurus, Epictetus, Mill, Kant, and Nietzsche will be analyzed.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Explain the primary concepts in ethics; for example moral development theory, consequentialism, deontological and virtue ethical theories, freedom, determinism, absolutism, and relativism.
  • Apply primary concepts in ethics to specific issues or cases; for example, capital punishment, suicide, abortion, mercy killing, allowing to die, sexual ethics, business ethics, feminist ethics and environmental ethics.
  • Demonstrate an understanding and working knowledge of terminology commonly used in philosophical ethics.
  • Identify some of the contributions of several eminent ethicians; for example, Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Bentham, Mietzsche, Mill, Rawls, Gilligan, and Noddings.

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    PHIL 131
    Spring 2014
    6029
    James Bower
    PHIL 131
    Spring 2014
    1428
    jennifer bayne lemma
    PHIL 131
    Spring 2013
    0858
    jennifer bayne lemma
    PHIL 131
    Spring 2012
    0614
    jennifer bayne lemma
    PHIL 131
    Spring 2010
    0612
    Jon Stratton


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
    X
    X
    X
    X
     
    X
    X
    X
    X
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.