Applied Ethics - Coastal Carolina University
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Applied Ethics

The Applied Ethics Certificate offers you the opportunity to develop a broad understanding of complex moral issues and to hone your moral reasoning skills. You will learn about the central theories, frameworks, and ideas in moral philosophy including deontology, consequentialism, and virtue theory; theories of value, moral emotions, and moral rights; and the concepts of personhood, character, and integrity. You will explore a range of contexts in which moral problems arise, for example, issues related to the environment, business, and medicine. By critically analyzing central debates in moral issues, you will develop the critical thinking skills required for dealing with complex moral problems in the 21st century.

Certificate Applied Ethics




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Upon completing of the 12-hour Applied Ethics Certificate, you will be able to recognize and understand the relationship between normative claims and empirical claims, analyze the values that are in conflict on any given moral issue, examine multiple theoretical positions on a wide range of moral issues, critically examine various solutions to moral problems, apply moral reasoning to substantive moral issues, and communicate your well-reasoned opinion on moral issues orally and in writing.

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Have more questions or want more information? The first step in adding this program to your course of study is to contact the minor advisors below. They'll help you work with your academic advisor and update you on current research opportunities.


Program Contacts

Dennis Earl (added 11/13/2020) MCD

Dennis Earl
Chair, Philosophy and Religious Studies

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