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Introduction to Ethics

Course Description

Students will become familiar with many approaches to deciding what is "right" and "wrong" in human behavior. The course begins with a look at several ethical theories, each intended to provide a framework for moral decision-making. The second part of the course involves discussion of many controversial issues such as the taking of human life, sexual behavior, abortion, business, medical practice, etc. (Certain sections of the course will be designated to focus on questions within one particular area, e.g., Business Ethics, Nursing Ethics, Environmental Ethics. See the Master Schedule for designated topics). (Prerequisite: READ-092, READ-095 or satisfacory completion of the College's foundational studies requirement in reading)