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PL 101 Overview

Ethics is an area of philosophy which focuses on morality, on good and bad action, on what it means to be a good person and to live a good life. The course looks at various fundamental approaches and theories of ethics introduced by ancient philosophers (Socrates, Plato, Aristotle) as well as more contemporary thinkers (Peter Singer, Ayn Rand, Virginia Held). Students consider and discuss divergent positions on significant contemporary issues within a safe, respectful and honest learning community.

  • 3.00 Credits
  • PL

Sections

Introduction to Ethics - 2021 Spring PL 101

This course will introduce students to the philosophical study of morality. Morality is our human concern about the rightness or wrongness of actions which involve the rights of all humans to fair and just treatment. Students will begin by establishing a common or shared understanding of the philosophical terms and distinctions needed for comprehending and deciding ethical issues. This vocabulary will then be used to examine and critique the various philosophical views (more conservative, less conservative, and moderating) about ethical or moral behavior.

Course Code: PL 101

4/5/2021 - 5/16/2021

Online

Bus evenin/online stdnts only

Introduction to Ethics - 2021 Fall PL 101

Ethics is an area of philosophy which focuses on morality, on good and bad action, on what it means to be a good person and to live a good life. The course looks at various fundamental approaches and theories of ethics introduced by ancient philosophers (Socrates, Plato, Aristotle) as well as more contemporary thinkers (Peter Singer, Ayn Rand, Virginia Held). Students consider and discuss divergent positions on significant contemporary issues within a safe, respectful and honest learning community.

Course Code: PL 101

8/23/2021 - 12/12/2021

M, W, F 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

Face to Face

Main Campus