About this Program
The ethics minor provides an academic structure to the rigorous study of both ethical theory and ethical practice.
Grounded in philosophy and religious studies, the program is nevertheless interdisciplinary in the wide range of majors with which it can interface.
Students who complete the minor will have (1) a solid grasp of the foundations of and differences between the major theories of normative value, (2) a facility with the application of these theories to practical situations that includes an awareness of their respective advantages & disadvantages, potential conflicts, and areas of corroboration, (3) a recognition of the diverse instantiations of the main ethical theories in divergent cultures, and (4) an awareness of ethical thinking as embodying sensibilities about and remedies to inequitable power differentials and other injustices.
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95 percent of our full-time faculty hold the doctorate or terminal degree in their field.All Faculty