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PHI 371 Principles of Ethics (3 credits)

Course Description

A survey of the theoretical foundations of ethics, such as the distinction between absolutist and relativistic views, the nature of justice, and the need for rules.  Readings from classical and modern authors are included.

Learning Results

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will:
• Be acquainted with foundational historical texts in ethics.
• Develop critical reading, writing, and thinking skills.
• Think deeply about how we ought to live and why.
• Develop a love for learning and the desire to study ethics in the future.


Learning Documentation

This course consists of 7 assignments and no exams.

Learning Evaluation

Each assignment is worth 100 points for a total of 700 points possible.

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