Philosophy (PHIL)

PHIL 1111. Ethics. 1 Hour.

This course is an introduction and overview to the philosophical study of right and wrong behavior and theories of value. The course not only introduces students to the well-known philosophers of ethics, it also provides an opportunity for students to develop their reading and explicating skills while critically thinking about their own ethical positions.

PHIL 1350. Philosophy and Ethics of Science and Technology. 3 Hours.

This course introduces key concepts, methods, and critical thinking in both fields and familiarizes the student with the types of essential reasoning and judgment skills required in professional development, especially within STEM-related professions. Concepts and structures of philosophical arguments and ethics will be explored in a case study format, including analyzing philosophical arguments, professional codes of ethics, and public policies. Relationships between social morality, individual rights, and moral dilemmas will also be explored, including compatibility of dilemma resolutions from one level to another.