Theoretical and Applied Ethics

Theoretical and Applied Ethics
Hours15 Credit Hours
MAPMajor Academic Plan

Program Requirements

requirement 1 Complete 1 course
requirement 2 Complete 1 option
Note 1: No more than six credit hours may double-count for both the Philosophy major and the Theoretical and Applied Ethics minor.
Note 2: One approved 2 or 3 credit course in ethics from another department may substitute for any single course listed in the electives list above. (The Philosophy Department maintains a list of ethics courses offered by other BYU departments.)
Program Outcomes: 

History and Value of Philosophy

1. Identify major figures and texts in moral and political philosophy, their historical context, their philosophical interrelations, and their importance.

2. Identify the major areas, movements, and issues in the history of Western moral and political philosophy.

Critical and Effective Reading, Writing, and Communicating

1. Write clear, cogent, logically sound, and well-researched essays.

2. Master and apply principles of informal logic, critical thinking, and critical reading.

3. Master university-level written and oral communication skills.

Philosophical and Ethical Applications

1. Apply philosophical knowledge and critical thinking/reading skills in writing papers and solving theoretical, practical, and ethical problems.

2. Integrate philosophical principles with religious and moral convictions.