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Course Descriptions

PHL 103 - Introduction to Ethics

3 Credits

An introduction to basic problems in ethics, emphasizing theories of the good life, the morally good person, and morally right action, and their application to the most significant ethical questions in contemporary society, such as abortion, euthanasia, human sexuality, social and economic justice, violence, and use of the environment.

Learning Attributes: WR

New SUNY General Education: SUNY - Critical Thinking and Reasoning Competency, SUNY - Humanities

Retiring SUNY General Education: SUNY-H - Humanities (SHUM)

MCC General Education: MCC-AH - Arts and Humanities (MAH), MCC-BCW - Writing (MBCW), MCC-CT - Critical Thinking (MCT), MCC-VE - Values and Ethics (MVE)

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Summarize complex readings in moral philosophy.
2. Analyze and evaluate an argument on a specific moral problem.
3. Apply key concepts central to the study of moral philosophy.
4. Identify objections or alternatives to proposed solutions to theoretical or practical problems in moral philosophy.
5. Write an argument that analyzes, evaluates, or defends a solution to a specific ethical problem.

Course Offered Fall, Spring

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Fall Semester 2024
Spring Semester 2024
Summer Session 2024