• Program: Philosophy
  • Course: Ethics
  • Course #: PHIL2200
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

This course is an introduction to ethics and moral philosophy, the branch of philosophy which concerns conduct and how we ought to live. Students explore the nature of ethics, important challenges to ethics as traditionally construed by philosophers, and several ethical theories prominent in the history of philosophy. Throughout the inquiry, students will have occasion to discuss various contemporary moral problems and see how ethical theories have addressed them.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Evaluate Kantianism
Evaluate utilitarianism
Evaluate virtue ethics
Explain moral terms and concepts
Evaluate challenges to universality in ethics
Conduct respectful ethical discussions
Apply moral theories to contemporary moral problems
Brainstorm multiple options for resolving ethical dilemmas
Map conflicting moral values
Defend moral arguments

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 3
  • MnTC Goal: 6 & 9
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    Qualifying score on writing assessment test OR ENGL1021 or ENGL1026. Basic computer literacy skills required
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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