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PHIL 240 Introduction to Ethics

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Course Description

An introduction to moral theories and contemporary moral problems that explores philosophical views on topics including: human nature and human potential; virtues and duties; and criteria for evaluating persons and institutions. Moral theory will be applied to such problems as war, global poverty, distributive justice, euthanasia, abortion, and sustainability.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area 9C2
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area C2), UC (IGETC Area 3B)
C-ID: PHIL 120