PHI-1040 Introduction to Ethics

3 credits

Prerequisite: None.

This course introduces some of the major ethical theories about morally right action, the morally good person, and the just society. Such theories may include ethical absolutism, ethical relativism, ethical egoism, utilitarianism, formalism, and rights theory. Topics may be drawn from contemporary moral issues such as capital punishment, abortion, and euthanasia. Meets Part II.A.1. of the GECC. (Shared course in VSC)