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PHIL 240 Introduction to Ethics

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Course Description

Discusses the major ethical principles and theories in the world. How these principles apply to one's ethical decision making and moral reasoning and moral problems is examined. Classical and contemporary deontological and teleological theories and existential theory and others are crticially analyzed. Contemporary ethical issues, abortion, euthanasia, homosexuality, feminism, and terrorism are also examined.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements:Area C2
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area C2), UC (IGETC Area 3B)
C-ID: PHIL 120