Montgomery College 2017-2018 Catalog 
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Montgomery College 2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PHIL 140 - Introduction to the Study of Ethics


Covers contemporary ethical issues in public policy and personal conduct. Topic areas may include bioethics and medicine; inequality and discrimination; justice and punishment; information ethics; environmental ethics; or other areas. Practical issues in these areas will be discussed in relation to ethical theories. Various ethical perspectives will be critically examined. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 /ENGL 101A , MATH 093 /MATH 096 , READ 120 . Three hours each week. Formerly PL 202.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a comprehension of current moral issues in light of various ethical theories.
  • Recognize classical thinkers from around the world as he or she explores normative judgments and foundations for those judgments.
  • Distinguish normative and nonnormative ethical theories and the distinction between metaethics and normative ethics.
  • Critically evaluate different moral points of view, including altruism, universalism, and self-interest.
  • Discuss different schools of ethical thought.

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