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Ethics Minor Courses

The UO’s Minor in Ethics can be fulfilled with one core course and five additional ethics electives, both chosen from the lists below. It is frequently the case that special occasional courses or topics courses can be used to fulfill the electives requirement, so if you have any questions email the Ethics Minor Director at ethicsminor@uoregon.edu with your questions. Please also be sure to consult the ‘Complete Requirements’ section of the Ethics Minor webpage.

One Core Course

All students studying for the Minor in Ethics must complete one of the following two courses (the other can be used as an elective if the student wishes):

• PHIL 102, Introduction to Ethics – This course is designed to provide basic foundations in major moral theories and experience with critical assessment of contemporary moral debates.

• PHIL 323, Moral Theory – This course offers a more advanced introduction to the theoretical and philosophical aspects of moral matters. This course will be an appropriate ‘core course’ for junior- or senior-level students who are coming to the Ethics Minor with experience in other Philosophy courses or with solid preparation in advanced upper-level work in other Humanities discipline.

Five Electives

Beyond the core course requirement, students studying for the Minor in Ethics enroll in five additional ethics electives chosen from the list below. (Note that of the of the 6 courses total, at least 3 must be upper-level [300- or 400-level], and at least 1 must be senior-level [400-level].)

• PHIL 102, Introduction to Ethics
• PHIL 120, Business Ethics (Ethics of Enterprise and Exchange)
• PHIL 123, Internet Ethics (Internet, Society, and Philosophy)
• PHIL 130, Philosophy and Popular Culture
• PHIL 170, Philosophy of Love and Sex
• PHIL 216, Philosophy and Cultural Diversity
• PHIL 220, Food Ethics
• PHIL 307, Social/Political Philosophy I
• PHIL 308, Social/Political Philosophy II
• PHIL 309, Global Justice
• PHIL 315, Introduction to Feminist Philosophy
• PHIL 323, Moral Theory
• PHIL 330, Philosophy of Disaster
• PHIL 332, Philosophy of Film
• PHIL 335, Medical Ethics (aka Health Care Ethics, Bioethics)
• PHIL 340, Environmental Philosophy
• PHIL 342, Introduction to Latin American Philosophy
• PHIL 343, Critical Theory
• PHIL 344, Philosophy of Law
• ENVS 345, Environmental Ethics
• PHIL 410, Clinical Ethics
• PHIL 423, Technology Ethics
• PHIL 443, Feminist Philosophy
• PHIL 451, Native American Philosophy
• PHIL 452, Philosophy of Race

• Any other Philosophy course focusing primarily on topics in ethics (contingent upon review by and approval from Instructor of Record as well as Ethics Minor Director). Note that the Philosophy Department frequently offers 400-level ‘Author Courses’ (PHIL 463, 453, 443, and 421) as well as other 400-level Topics Courses that focus on topics of ethics and can be used to satisfy the Minor in Ethics.
• Any one course at UO from outside of Philosophy that is focused primarily on ethics (note that this may be used for only one of the courses counting toward fulfilling the minor such that if this option is used then all of the student’s other courses in ethics must be offerings from the list above). Students can choose this one outside course from the list of pre-approved courses below or they can petition that another course offering be approved as an elective for the Minor in Ethics (the petition will be reviewed by the advising Ethics Minor Director). The pre-approved courses from outside of the Philosophy Department include:

o BA 325, Business Law & Ethics
o CIS 490, Computer Ethics
o CRES 420, Restorative Justice
o ENG 491, Rhetoric and Ethics
o ENVS 435, Environmental Justice
o ES 101, Introduction to Ethnic Studies
o J 397, Media Ethics
o J 496, Communication Ethics and Law
o PS 104, Problems in United States Politics
o PS 106, Power, Politics, and Inequality
o PSY 202 Mind and Society
o SOC 207, Social Inequality
o WGS 101, Women/Difference/Power

 

Ethics Minor Courses offered by the Philosophy Department during Fall 2018

• PHIL 102 – Introduction to Ethics (core requirement)
• PHIL 110 – Human Nature
• PHIL 120 – Business Ethics (Ethics of Enterprise and Exchange)
• PHIL 123 – Internet, Society, and Philosophy
• PHIL 170 – Philosophy of Love and Sex
• PHIL 216 – Philosophy and Cultural Diversity
• PHIL 307 – Social/Political Philosophy I
• PHIL 332 – Philosophy of Film
• PHIL 340 – Environmental Philosophy
• PHIL 342 – Introduction to Latin American Philosophy
• PHIL 407 – Critical Epistemology
• PHIL 415 – Continental Philosophy Topic Key Problems
• PHIL 420 – American Philosophy Topic Pragmatism
• PHIL 463 – 20th-Century Philosophers Topic Addams and Cooper

 

Ethics Minor Courses offered by the Philosophy Department during Winter 2019

• PHIL 102 – Introduction to Ethics (core requirement)
• PHIL 110 – Human Nature
• PHIL 120 – Business Ethics (Ethics of Enterprise and Exchange)
• PHIL 130 – Philosophy and Popular Culture
• PHIL 170 – Philosophy of Love and Sex
• PHIL 216 – Philosophy and Cultural Diversity
• PHIL 220 – Food Ethics
• PHIL 308 – Social/Political Philosophy II
• PHIL 315 – Introduction to Feminist Philosophy
• PHIL 323 – Moral Theory (core requirement)
• PHIL 335 – Medical Ethics
• PHIL 343 – Critical Theory
• PHIL 372 – Teaching Children Philosophy
• PHIL 463 – Beauvoir

 

Ethics Minor Courses offered by the Philosophy Department during Spring 2019

• PHIL 102 – Introduction to Ethics (core requirement)
• PHIL 110 – Human Nature
• PHIL 120 – Business Ethics (Ethics of Enterprise and Exchange)
• PHIL 130 – Philosophy and Popular Culture
• PHIL 170 – Philosophy of Love and Sex
• PHIL 216 – Philosophy and Cultural Diversity
• PHIL 315 – Introduction to Feminist Philosophy
• PHIL 330 – Philosophy of Disaster
• PHIL 340 – Environmental Philosophy
• PHIL 407 – Philosophy of Education
• PHIL 463 – Dewey
• PHIL 463 – Kristeva

 

Ethics Minor Courses offered by the Philosophy Department during Fall 2019

• PHIL 102 – Introduction to Ethics (core requirement)
• PHIL 110 – Human Nature
• PHIL 120 – Business Ethics (Ethics of Enterprise and Exchange)
• PHIL 130 – Philosophy and Popular Culture
• PHIL 170 – Philosophy of Love and Sex
• PHIL 199 – Ethics in Life Science
• PHIL 216 – Philosophy and Cultural Diversity
• PHIL 220 – Food Ethics
• PHIL 307 – Social/Political Philosophy I
• PHIL 320 – Philosophy of Religion
• PHIL 323 – Moral Theory (core requirement)
• PHIL 335 – Medical Ethics

 

Ethics Minor Courses offered by the Philosophy Department during Winter 2020

• PHIL 102 – Introduction to Ethics (core requirement)
• PHIL 110 – Human Nature
• PHIL 120 – Business Ethics (Ethics of Enterprise and Exchange)
• PHIL 123 – Internet Ethics (Internet, Society, and Philosophy)
• PHIL 170 – Philosophy of Love and Sex
• PHIL 216 – Philosophy and Cultural Diversity
• PHIL 308 – Social/Political Philosophy II
• PHIL 315 – Introduction to Feminist Philosophy
• PHIL 340 – Environmental Philosophy
• PHIL 344 – Philosophy of Law
• PHIL 372 – Teaching Children Philosophy
• PHIL 451 – Native American Philosophy

 

Ethics Minor Courses offered by the Philosophy Department during Spring 2020

• PHIL 102 – Introduction to Ethics (core requirement)
• PHIL 110 – Human Nature
• PHIL 120 – Business Ethics (Ethics of Enterprise and Exchange)
• PHIL 130 – Philosophy and Popular Culture
• PHIL 170 – Philosophy of Love and Sex
• PHIL 332 – Philosophy of Film
• PHIL 335 – Medical Ethics
• PHIL 342 – Introduction to Latin American Philosophy



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