Course Descriptions - Philosophy

PHIL 224 ETHICS, MORALITY, AND THE INSTITUTION

Investigates the interaction of ethics with the operation of business, political, academic and religious institutions. Examines ethics and the law, and attempts to establish guidelines for personal and institutional conduct.

3 Hours, 1 Semester

PHIL 228 ETHICS 2.0

As technology advances and plays larger roles in our day-to-day lives, business often have to play catch up. In the meantime, “gray areas” emerge, and professionals must grapple with the unsolved questions. What is “right” or “best” for a business? For society? We will try and determine our own answers by using ethical constructs as our guides. This course will examine the issues posed by modern society, paying particular attention to the dilemmas faced by working professionals. Through ethical evaluation tools, students will not only come to conclusions about these issues, but learn the methodology to approach any similar problem in the future. This course also encourages students to express their analysis clearly in oral and written forms. The ultimate goal at the conclusion of Ethics 2.0 is for each student to have the toolset to respond to any legal or ethical dilemma, in a clear and thoughtful manner.

3 Hours, 1 Semester

PHIL 267 PROBLEMS OF PHILOSOPHY

An introduction to philosophy through discussion of some basic issues, including the concept of self and justice, good and evil, freedom and determinism, and appearance and reality.

3 Hours, 1 Semester

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Catalog of Nichols College
July 2016
Volume XLVIII