The Minor in Ethics in Society is open to students in any department who wish to explore the ethical dimensions of the challenging issues encountered in their majors and facing our society at large.
Through coursework in the Minor, students are challenged to build a more robust philosophical foundation for thinking about practical ethical issues than what is typically provided by their major.
- ETHICSOC 171 Justice (4-5 units)
- Three ETHICSOC courses at the 100-level or above relating to theme of minor (12-15 units)
- One or two courses at the 100-level or above that address moral or political problems, in either theory or practice, relating to the student's chosen theme of the minor. These may be further ETHICSOC offerings OR courses with substantial ethical content taken in other departments of the university. The latter require approval of the program’s faculty director. (3-5 units)
The electives selected by the student should be focused around a central theme such as environmental ethics, ethics and politics, ethics and economics, biomedical ethics, ethics and technology, or a theme approved by the Faculty Director. Ethical Reasoning courses that fit the student's thematic focus may be counted towards the minor. Electives are normally taken after completion of the Gateway Courses.
Courses credited to the Ethics in Society minor may not be double-counted toward major requirements.