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Public Ethics (Honours Bachelor of Arts with Specialization)

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  • Program requirements

Foundational Courses (24 credits)

Compulsory Courses: 21 credits

  • HTP1101 Trends in Western Thought
  • HTP1102 Artistic and Literary Imagination: Expressions of the Human Experience
  • HTP1103 People, Politics and the Planet
  • HTP1104 Faith, Justice and the Common Good
  • ISC2309 English Composition
  • ISC2314 Public Speaking
  • PHI2181 Human Knowledge

Optional Courses: 3 credits from

  • MIS2103 World Religions
  • THO1306 Exploring the Sacred
  • THO1307 Understanding the Bible

Discipline Specific Courses (60 credits)

Compulsory Courses: 42 credits

  • IPA2122 Research Methods and Ethics in Human Sciences (Qualitative Approach)
  • PHI1105 Introduction to Philosophical Reasoning
  • PHI2111 History of Ethics
  • PHI2141 Fundamentals of Democracy and Governance
  • PHI2142 Ethical and Political Thought of John Stuart Mill
  • PHI2143 Ethical and Political Thought of Kant
  • PHI2144 Ethical and Political Thought of Aristotle
  • PHI2182 Human Existence
  • PHI2311 Selected Topics in Political Philosophy I
  • PHI3132 Contemporary Political Issues
  • PHI3307 Ethics and Multiculturalism
  • PHI3308 Ethics and Politics
  • PHI4121 Applied Ethics
  • PHI4181 Seminar in Ethics

Optional Courses: 18 credits

 9 credits from:

  • ISC2306 Media and Ethics
  • PHI1106 Philosophy and the Meaning of Life
  • PHI2121 Texts in Bioethics
  • PHI2145 Contemporary Trends in Ethical Thought
  • PHI2154 Moral Philosophy
  • PHI2183 Political Philosophy (UO)
  • PHI2185 Ethics and Education
  • PHI2398 Environmental Ethics (UO)

9 credits from:

  • ECS3126 Discrimination and Conflict
  • PHI3133 Feminist Ethics
  • PHI3309 Ethics and Religion
  • PHI4112 Social Justice
  • PHI4155 Selected Topics in Political Philosophy II

Elective Courses (36 credits)

  •  Students choose 36 credits or a minor and 6 credits to complete their bachelor program.
  • 12 credits must be of 3000 or 4000 level.