Ethics Minor

Erin McKenna, Director
237 Susan Campbell Hall
1295 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-1295
541-346-5544 fax

The minor in ethics gives students tools for critically reflecting on moral questions. Students choose ethics-related courses from the Department of Philosophy, in topics such as medical ethics, internet ethics, and moral theory. Students who complete the minor in ethics will have skills in critical thinking and social engagement and be prepared to take on the major moral challenges of the 21st century.

Ethics Minor Requirements

PHIL 102Ethics4
or PHIL 323 Moral Theory
Five ethics-related courses chosen from the following (or from additional rotating topics courses):20
Ethics of Enterprise and Exchange
Internet, Society, and Philosophy
Philosophy and Popular Culture
Ethics in the Life Sciences
Love and Sex
Philosophy and Cultural Diversity
Food Ethics
Data Ethics
Social and Political Philosophy I
Social and Political Philosophy: [Topic]
Global Justice
Introduction to Feminist Philosophy
Moral Theory
Medical Ethics
Environmental Philosophy
Introduction to Latin American Philosophy
Critical Theory
Introduction to Philosophy of Law
Technology Ethics: [Topic]
Feminist Philosophy: [Topic]
Native American Philosophy
Philosophy and Race
Environmental Ethics
Any other PHIL course focusing primarily on topics in ethics (contingent upon review by and approval from instrocutor of record as well as Ethics Minor Director)
Total Credits24

Philosophy majors are allowed to complete the Ethics minor with a maximum of a two-course overlap.

Courses must be passed with grades of C– or better or P (pass). No more than 8 credits may be taken pass/no pass. Twelve credits must be taken at the upper-division level, 4 credits of which must be at the 400 level.

A minimum of 12 upper-division credits must be take in residence at the University of Oregon.

Students minoring in ethics and also pursuing either a minor in philosophy or a major in philosophy may have a maximum two-course overlap between their ethics minor courses and their philosophy major/minor courses.