Course Description

PHL 202
Philosophical and Ethical Issues [Lecture] (3.0)

In this course, students study the traditional systems of ethical decision-making, including a number of Christian perspectives, and apply what they learn to the analysis of vexing ethical and social issues in contemporary society such as abortion, affirmative action, capital punishment, cloning, constitutional freedoms, euthanasia, pacifism and just war, and extreme poverty. The goal of this course is for students to develop a familiarity with ethical argumentation, some sophistication in developing and articulating justifiable ethical perspectives, and a well-founded, internalized ethical sensibility to guide them in their lives. Business, Nursing, and Philosophy-Religion majors have their own versions of the course.


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