In response to the need to address ethical issues in the various professions, the Philosophy Department, in conjunction with other departments in the different Colleges and Schools of the University, offers a minor in Ethics.
Its main focus is to deepen and broaden the student's grasp of the theoretical foundations and practical applications of ethical thought. The Ethics Minor will complement the student’s studies by encouraging reflection on the ethical issues that arise in his or her major field of study.
- To heighten the student’s awareness of the pervasive moral dimensions of human experience;
- To broaden and deepen the student’s understanding of ethical theories and their foundations; and
- To promote the moral deliberation, evaluation, decision making, and conduct that alone can renew and sustain healthy economic, social, political, and professional institutions in concrete human communities.