2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    Jul 15, 2024  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHIL 202 - Introduction to Ethics

3 CR
Ethics is the philosophic study of moral values. These questions will be explored: What makes actions right or wrong? Can moral beliefs or values be proven or evaluated? What values of life should we strive for? Should we blame or punish people for their actions? Can rights be defined or justified? Is individual liberty more important than collective authority or societal needs? Practical applications to medicine, law, business, and world affairs will be made.

Requisites: Next Gen ACCUPLACER® reading score of 244, or at least a grade of C in TSRE 55 .
General Education Requirement: Personal and Cultural Engagement - General Education Core
Michigan Transfer Agreement Requirement: Social Sciences
Course Learning Outcomes:
  1. Explain the divisions of ethical theory.
  2. Evaluate arguments for reasonability and soundness.
  3. Analyze the influential ideas in the history of ethics.
  4. Analyze the main components of different ethical theories.