Introduction to Ethics

Introduction to Ethics
Nature and justification of moral standards, beliefs, and decisions.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 TaughtFall, Winter, Summer Contact Department
 ProgramsContaining PHIL 213
Course Outcomes

Figures and Topics

Know basic concepts, figures, texts, and issues of moral philosophy; know basic normative theories in ethics, including deontology, utilitarianism, virtue theory, subjectivism, relativism, divine command theory, natural law, social contract theory, and care ethics.


Learn how to apply normative theories to ethical problems, questions, and situations.


Learn how to integrate philosophical skills and practices with religious convictions, while cultivating a respect for contrary points of view.

Critical Reading and Writing

Practice philosophical analysis and argument orally and in writing; write a cogent and well-researched essay on ethics.