PHL 202 : Ethics

Studies attempts by philosophers to account for the difference between right and wrong, for the notion of moral obligation and to answer the question: How should we lead our lives?


Equivalent placement test scores also accepted.

Course Outcomes

Students completing this course should be able to:

  • Recognize the philosophical assumptions that are embedded in moral ideas and in philosophical works in order to define one’s moral responsibility in contemporary society.
  • Reflect on and evaluate ethical arguments from diverse sources in order to communicate effectively with others who might have a different opinion from one’s own.
  • Recognize and reflect on the interconnectedness of and the historical development of moral ideas in order to be conscious of the historical context of moral argumentation and its significance in our culture and the culture of others.

Additional Information

This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Arts and Letters/ASOT-B, Arts and Letters/AAS, Arts and Letters/AGS, Arts and Letters/AS, Arts and Letters/AAOT.

Course Adoption Date

Course Revision Date





Grading Options

Letter Grades


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