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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Philosophy (PHIL)

PHIL 003 (GH) Persons, Moral Values and the Good Life (3) Major ethical positions and assumptions regarding questions of freedom, choice, obligation, and conflicts in contemporary moral conduct, values, and reasoning.

PHIL 003 Persons, Moral Values and the Good Life (3)
(GH)

(BA) This course meets the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements.

This course offers students a broad, coherent overview of moral issues, moral reasoning, and, questions concerning a good life. It emphasizes the thought of major, influential figures and their works. The course also allows students to apply to contemporary ethical issues the theories espoused by these figures. Students will compare, contrast, and critically assess competing theories of persons and goodness, their assumptions and background world views, and their implications for practice. Students will be graded on the basis of tests, papers and a comprehensive final exam. PHIL 003 satisfies the GH requirement and is geared towards non-Philosophy majors. It may be used to fulfill minor requirements in philosophy. This course will be offered once a year with an enrollment of 25 to 240 students.

 


General Education: GH
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: Humanities
Effective: Fall 2004

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.