The systematic evaluation of classical and/or contemporary ethical theories concerning the good life, human conduct in society, morals, and standards of value.

Meets NCTC Core Curriculum Requirement

Upon completion, students will be able to:

  • Read, analyze, and critique philosophical texts.
  • Define and appropriately use important terms such as relativism, virtue, duty, rights, utilitarianism, natural law, egoism, altruism, autonomy, and care ethics.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of major arguments and problems in ethics.
  • Present and discuss well-reasoned ethical positions in writing.
  • Apply ethical concepts and principles to address moral concerns.
  • Apply course material to various aspects of life.
  • Discuss ways of living responsibly in a world where people have diverse ethical beliefs.

Grade Basis: L
Credit Hours: 3
Lecture hours: 48.0


  • Must be TSI Complete for Reading