ETHC - Ethics


2020-2021 UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES CATALOG

Effective 1 June 2020 through 31 May 2021

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Course Descriptions

Global Citizenship Program
Knowledge Areas
  (....)
ARTS Arts Appreciation
GLBL Global Understanding
PNW Physical & Natural World
QL Quantitative Literacy
ROC Roots of Cultures
SSHB Social Systems & Human Behavior
Global Citizenship Program
Skill Areas
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CRI Critical Thinking
ETH Ethical Reasoning
INTC Intercultural Competence
OCOM Oral Communication
WCOM Written Communication
** Course fulfills two skill areas

 

ETHC 1000 Issues and Problems in Ethics (1)

This is a one-credit-hour course in applied/practical ethics, designed to explore the moral issues and/or dilemmas pertinent to a specific discipline, profession, or topic. The course is designed to increase student awareness of ethical issues and to develop critical thinking skills. May be repeated two times for a total of 3 credit hours. GCP Coding: (ETH)

ETHC 2000 Intermediate Issues (3)

This is an intermediate-level course designed to explore issues and topics in ethics. The course may be taught from more than one disciplinary perspective. May be repeated once for credit when content differs.

ETHC 2050 Inequality and the Environment (1-3)

This is a travel course that focuses on the intersection of environmental and social justice considerations. Students will study the ways in which racism, sexism, ableism, classism, nationalism, colonialism and anthropocentrism shape decisions about which beings (human and non-human alike) thrive and which survive, and they will have the opportunity to study and forge creative, caring, responsible solutions to the problems they confront. Through on-ground, first-hand experiences, students will experience how different cultures navigate and attempt to mitigate the challenges that arise from changing climates and the need for sustainable development. Students will apply ethical reasoning and interdisciplinary approaches to analyze the ways in which vulnerable populations are disproportionately harmed when sea levels rise, when fresh water becomes scarce or contaminated, when food and fuel sources are unsustainable or unobtainable, and when hazardous wastes are sited or released. Location of the course and Study Abroad fee will vary. GCP Coding: (GLBL) (ETH)

ETHC 3000 Advanced Issues (3)

This is an advanced-level course designed to explore issues and topics in ethics. The course may be taught from more than one disciplinary perspective. May be repeated once for credit when content differs.