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PHI 262 Contemporary Moral Issues (3 credits)

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to equip students to think critically and Christianly about key contemporary moral issues.

Learning Results

During the successful completion of this course, students will:
• Gain understanding of the central issues in contemporary practical ethics
• Develop proficiency in reading, analyzing, and communicating philosophical texts
• Improve writing skills by presenting ideas and arguments with clarity and precision
• Develop proficiency in thinking Christianly about practical ethics and integrating one’s findings into concrete ethical situations
• Integrate the discipline of ethical inquiry into the ongoing development of a Christian worldview


Learning Documentation

This course consists of readings and videos, eight reaction papers, two reflection papers, two essay exams, one case study paper, and one integration paper.

Learning Evaluation

Completion of the readings and videos in each module is worth 5 points each, the reaction and reflection papers are worth 20 points each, the exams are worth 160 points each, and the case study paper and integration paper are worth 120 points each, for a total of 800 points for the course.

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