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M.A. in Public Ethics

School of Ethics, Social Justice and Public Service

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The MA program provides three options:

  1. Research Paper option: six compulsory courses; three optional courses; Research Paper (EPE6999).
  2. Thesis option: six compulsory courses; one optional course; Thesis (EPE7999).
  3. Courses option: four compulsory courses and seven optional courses.

Pathway for the Research Paper option and the Thesis option

Compulsory Courses (18 units)

  • EPE5101 Social Philosophy (3u)
  • EPE6300 Main Ethical Theories I (3u)
  • EPE6307 Main Ethical Theories II (3u)
  • EPE6309 Ethics, Philosophy and Public Policy (3u)
  • EPE6310 Seminar in Public Ethics I (3u)
  • EPE6311 Seminar in Public Ethics II (3u)

Optional Courses (9 or 3 units)

9 units (Research Paper option) or 3 units (Thesis option) from:

  • ECS5304 Ethical Dimensions of Conflict (3u)
  • EPE6301 Military and Peacekeeping Ethics (3u)
  • EPE6302 Environmental Ethics (3u)
  • EPE6303 Ethics and Human Rights (3u)
  • EPE6304 Ethics and International Development (3u)
  • EPE6305 Ethics and Health Care (3u)
  • EPE6306 Ethics, Privacy and Information (3u)
  • EPE6308 Secularism and Public Life (3u)
  • EPE6312 Ethics, Multiculturalism and Immigration (3u)
  • EPE6320 Selected Topics in Ethics (3u)
  • EPE6901 Directed Readings / Lectures dirigées (3u)
  • EPE6902 Research Internship / Stage de recherche (3u)
  • CMN5115 Communication Ethics (3u) (UO)
  • PAP6102 Democratic Governance (3u) (UO)
  • SOC7150 Interethnic Relations: Critical Examination of Theories and Research(3u) (UO)

Research

  • EPE6999 Research Paper / Mémoire (Research Paper option)
    or
  • EPE7999 Master’s Thesis / Thèse de maîtrise (Thesis option)

Before being allowed to register for the thesis, students must have had their detailed research plan accepted by a potential supervisor and by the director of the School.

Pathway for the Courses option

Compulsory Courses (12 units)

  • EPE5101 Social Philosophy (3u)
  • EPE6300 Main Ethical Theories I (3u)
  • EPE6307 Main Ethical Theories II (3u)
  • EPE6309 Ethics, Philosophy and Public Policy (3u)

Optional Courses (21 units)

21 units from:

  • ECS5304 Ethical Dimensions of Conflict (3u)
  • EPE6301 Military and Peacekeeping Ethics (3u)
  • EPE6302 Environmental Ethics (3u)
  • EPE6303 Ethics and Human Rights (3u)
  • EPE6304 Ethics and International Development (3u)
  • EPE6305 Ethics and Health Care (3u)
  • EPE6306 Ethics, Privacy and Information (3u)
  • EPE6308 Secularism and Public Life (3u)
  • EPE6312 Ethics, Multiculturalism and Immigration (3u)
  • EPE6320 Selected Topics in Ethics (3u)
  • EPE6901 Directed Readings / Lectures dirigées (3u)
  • EPE6902 Research Internship / Stage de recherche (3u)
  • CMN5115 Communication Ethics (3u) (UO)
  • PAP6102 Democratic Governance (3u) (UO)
  • SOC7150 Interethnic Relations: Critical Examination of Theories and Research(3u) (UO)