Aug 18, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

PHL 2050 - Ethics in the Professions

Credits: 4
This course is designed to introduce students to the three major ethical theories: Natural Law, Deontology, and Utilitarianism. After the students have been familiarized with the fundamental principles and with the logical structure of moral reasoning, we will examine some of the many moral problems that arise in the professional lives of doctors, lawyers, engineers, advertisers, and others. Topics will include privacy, confidentiality, deception, commutative and distributive justice in hiring and compensation, etc. The course will stress case studies in the form of group discussions and presentations of cases in class by students.  Area Requirement for Philosophy:  Ethics
Prerequisite(s): Any 1000 level course in philosophy
Fulfills: E in LS Core