PHI 1600 - Studies in Applied Ethics at St. Petersburg College


Prerequisites: (ENC 0020 and REA 0002) or EAP 1695 or appropriate score on the SPC placement test. This course is a practical overview of key issues, questions and concepts in applied ethics. Special emphases are placed on the historical development of ethical thinking, a variety of ethical approaches and on multicultural aspects of ethics. Students will also examine a variety of personal, social and professional ethical issues and problems and learn methods of resolving them through the use of critical thinking skills, sound ethical reasoning and legal and professional codes. Students are provided an active learning experience, increased student interaction and opportunities for independent research into ethical issues of personal interest. This course has a substantial writing requirement. This course partially satisfies the writing requirements outlined in the General Education Requirements. Credit is not given for both PHI 1600 and any of the following courses: PHI 1603,1602H, PHI 2635, PHI 1631, 2621 or PHI 2622 or 2649. 47 contact hours.

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