Certificate in Applied Ethics & Practical Philosophy

About

The Certificate in Applied Ethics and Practical Philosophy is a great asset to any major, as well as to professionals. In the program, you’ll get a strong foundation in ethics. You’ll also choose from a wide range of electives that cover ethics in relation to other fields, such as business, addiction studies, communication, disability studies, engineering, health and others.

Curriculum & Requirements

Applied Ethics and Practical Philosophy Certificate

The Applied Ethics and Practical Philosophy Certificate Program seeks to nurture the application of ethical and philosophical ideas toward concerns in social, political, economic and cultural life. The chief goal of the program is to offer practically oriented, but philosophically based, expertise in ethics and normative theory.

The program will also provide Eastern Washington University students with the cultural understanding, ethical decision-making and critical thinking skills necessary for addressing the dilemmas faced by present and future professionals, policy makers and citizens in general. It is designed to ensure that its recipients have a command of the basic theories of moral philosophy as well as a specialized knowledge of their applications in many areas of public life, including medicine, government, law, public policy, business and education. Consequently, the curriculum includes both core courses essential to a solid foundation in moral thought and specialized courses in practical philosophy and applied ethics.

The certificate will serve as a valuable credential to professionals who require a general understanding of the area, e.g. those who serve on ethics committees or compliance boards and those who seek advanced ethics training to meet licensure demands.

Required Courses
Note: students completing a minor in Philosophy and the Applied Ethics and Practical Philosophy Certificate may only count one course for each.
Choose one of the following
PHIL 212INTRODUCTORY ETHICS5
or PHIL 213 MORAL ISSUES IN AMERICA
Choose two of the following10
SOCIAL AND POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
WOMEN AND ETHICS
BIOMEDICAL ETHICS
ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS
DIRECTED STUDY
Elective Courses–choose three of the following10-15
ECONOMICS OF POVERTY AND DISCRIMINATION
BUSINESS LAW
LAW AND ETHICS FOR ADDICTION PROFESSIONALS
PERSPECTIVES ON DEATH AND DYING
COMMUNICATIVE REASONING
COMMUNICATION LAW AND ETHICS
ETHICS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE
DISABILITY, CULTURE AND SOCIETY
INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNITY AND PUBLIC HEALTH
ENGINEERING ETHICS, CONTRACTS AND PATENTS
EMOTION AND EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE
SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
IDENTITY AND POWER
LGBT+ STUDIES
EQUITY AND EQUALITY IN THE WORKPLACE
WOMEN AND SOCIAL CHANGE
HUMAN RIGHTS AND WOMEN'S RIGHTS
Total Credits25-30

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