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Hours To Complete20
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Religion department faculty help oversee the interdisciplinary minor in ethics. Requirements: Students pursuing the Ethics Minor must complete five courses in ethics. One course must be "Introduction to Ethics" (PHIL 115). The remaining courses may be chosen from fourteen existing College courses including "Business Ethics", "Religion and Ecology", "Military Ethics", and "Evil: Philosophical, Literary Approaches".

Courses currently approved for the Ethics Minor at Emory University
Required foundation course
PHIL 115: Introduction to Ethics

Choose four from the following currently approved offerings:

  • Anthropology 385S: Anthropology and Human Rights
  • BIOLOGY 470S: Special Topics: Animal Cloning: Biology and Ethics
  • Business 439: Business Ethics
  • ENVS 350: Environmental Thought: Ethics, Philosophy and Issues
  • IDS 306: Theories of Justice
  • Journalism 430: Journalism History and Ethics
  • PHIL 205: Introduction to Biomedical Ethics
  • PHIL 215: Contemporary Moral Issues
  • PHIL 235: Military Ethics
  • PHIL 315: Ethics
  • PHIL 482: Ethics and International Affairs
  • PHIL 490S: Ethics and Conceptions of Nature
  • POLS 317. Global Human Rights
  • REL 322: Religion and Sexuality
  • REL 323: Death and Dying
  • REL 329. Religion and Ecology
  • REL 354R: Ethics (Multiple Religious Traditions)
  • REL 380R: Internship in Religion
  • SOC 389S, Applied Social Responsibility

As new courses are developed the coordinators of the Ethics Minor will consider allowing the substitution of one course with substantial ethical content for one of the above courses.

For more information contact:

Edward Queen, Ph.D., J.D.
The Center for Ethics
1531 Dickey Dr.
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Department of Philosophy