Interdisciplinary Ethics

(Minor Concentration)

Advisory Board:

Dr. Nicholas Baima
Dr. Mark Tunick
Dr. Ashley Kennedy
Dr. Wairimu Njambi

The Interdisciplinary Ethics Minor engages students in the theoretical and practical study of moral values. Ethics examines what is a good vs a bad life, and what actions are right vs wrong. The study of ethics and the practice of ethical reflection should therefore be key elements in the education of students in every area of the curriculum as well as in business, professional, and public life. Ethics is an important regulative basis for conduct in the natural and social sciences, in professional practices including law, medicine, psychology, and teaching, for those engaged in public service, government and charitable organizations, and for entrepreneurship in private industry.

The minor is designed to teach ethics across the curriculum. It includes classes from disciplines in the arts and sciences with sustained attention to ethical issues. The program is organized around core ethics courses and applied ethical studies in various disciplines.


Students must take at least five classes in approved coursework in ethics. (Substitutes are permitted but must be approved by two members of the advisory board.)

Course list A

Students must take at least 2 courses in ethics from this list

Course # Course Name Credits
PHI 3670 Honors Ethical Theory 3
POS 2692 Honors Punishment 3
POS 3021 Honors History of Political Theory 3
PHI 2642 Honors Ethics of Social Diversity 3
PHI 3653 Honors Ethics in Business,
Government and Society
PHI 3644 Honors Obligations 3
PHI 3633 Honors Biomedical Ethics 3
PHI 3682 Honors Environmental Philosophy 3
PHI 3692 Honors Artificial Intelligence Ethics 3



Course List B

Students may take up to 2 courses from this list

Course # Course Name Credits
AMS 4332 Honors Violence in the US 3
HUM 2020 Honors Introduction to Humanities 3
POS 3626 Privacy 3
WST 3015 Honors Introduction to Women's Studies 3
WST 4504 Honors Feminist Theory 3