Program Requirements

The ethics minor consists of six courses (18 credit hours). These courses may count toward the College Core or another minor.

Required Introductory Courses (6)
PHIL 124C P2 Introductory Ethics (may be completed as part of a Learning Community)  
REST 130 P2 Ethics in Action  
Electives (12)
All the following elective courses have an emphasis on ethics and are offered in the areas of philosophy, international relations, legal studies, the environment, the media, health care, business, human relationships, social policy, peace and social justice, and religion.
Choose four:
COMM 205 P3 Media Issues in Contemporary Culture  
COMM 346 Media Law  
CSCI 140C P2 Computer and Internet Ethics  
PHIL 235 P2 Environmental Ethics  
PHIL 250C P2 Bioethics  
PHIL 260C P3 Philosophy of Law  
PHIL 273C Business Ethics  
PHIL 301C Philosophy and Health Care  
PSJS 200D Intro to Peace and Social Justice Studies  
PSJS 212P CC Nonviolent Leadership  
PSJS 250P P5 Social Change Through Service  
PSJS 260P P5 Global Issues in Peace and Social Justice  
PSJS 270 CC Ethics and World Ecology  
PSJS 275 P3 Sustainable Futures  
REST 177D CC Values, Leadership, and Religion  
REST 183D P5 Church and Culture  
REST 272P CC Martin and Malcolm  
REST 284D P2 Morality and Contemporary Society  
REST 289P CC Alienation and Powerlessness  
REST 301 P2 Law and Ethics  
REST 325 P5 Spirituality and Health  
REST 338 P2 Morality in Leadership  
REST 352D P5 Marriage & Sexuality  
REST 366C P2 Is God Just?  
REST 386D Morality in Business  
REST 387D P2 Medical Ethics and Society  
SOCI 205 CC Savage Inequalities  
SOCI 210 P2 Crimes and Corporations  
SPST 420 Sport Leadership and Ethics  
Ethics Minor Capstone*  
Completion of an ethics section in the ePortfolio which includes assignments and reflections on the ethics courses taken. Includes a final ethics reflection that considers the significance of the minor's ethics and values education for personal and professional life.
Total   (18)

Please refer to the appropriate departments for descriptions of the above courses.

*Some freshmen, depending on the requirements of their particular first-year Learning Community, will already have created ePortfolios and may build on this for the ethics minor. Other students, including transfer students, may need to create their ePortfolios. In either case, students may meet with the program director for the ethics minor or their ethics minor advisor for assistance with this requirement.

Note: No more than three courses used to satisfy the student's major requirements may also be applied to the ethics minor. A cumulative grade point average of 2.00 is required for all courses taken in residence that may be applied to the minor.

Independent Study Option

To complete the 12 credit hour elective requirement, a student may pursue one independent study course with a member of the Ethics Advisory Committee. The course explores one or more ethics topics related to the student’s chosen major.

Ethics (Minor)

For More Information

Dr. Linda MacCammon
(585) 385-8363

(585) 385-8064