Requirements

  • ETH 2050 is the gateway course for the ethics minor. Ordinarily, a student must earn a B or better in ETH 2050 to be eligible for the minor.
  • A student ordinarily will declare the minor after completing ETH 2050. In discussion with the faculty of the Ethics Program, the student will create a course of study that pursues a thematic program or question that the student identifies. By “faculty” is meant the Director, Associate Director, and Teaching Fellows (after their first year).
  • To complete the requirements for the ethics minor, a student must prepare an E-Portfolio which will collect representative written work that he or she has done for the courses taken in pursuit of the minor, including the work for ETH 2050. The student will prepare a two page introductory essay that articulates the path of his or her development as a student of ethics through these five courses. Guidance in the creation of the E-Portfolio will be available from the faculty of the Ethics Program as identified above.
  • A student is required to complete two upper-level ethics courses in theology and two upper-level courses in philosophy. Each semester the courses that will count toward the minor will be marked in the Master Schedule, in the Attributes section. For example, PHI 2115: Ethics for Health Care Professionals will have in its attributes section the following comment: “Fulfills upper-level Philosophy requirement for ethics minor.”
  • The courses in Theology & Religious Studies, Philosophy, Humanities & Augustinian Traditions, the Center for Peace & Justice Education and the Honors Program that will count toward the ethics minor will be courses taught by either ethicists whose graduate study prepared them as such or by those who have become ethicists as a result of their research and teaching history.
  • Upon completion of the ethics minor, this fact will be indicated on the students’ official transcript from the university.

Note on Eligible Courses

The courses in Theology & Religious Studies, Philosophy, Humanities & Augustinian Traditions, the Center for Peace & Justice Education and the Honors Program that will count toward the ethics minor will be courses taught by either ethicists whose graduate study prepared them as such or by those who have become ethicists as a result of their research and teaching history. Contact the director for more information.

General Information

Requirements

* MinorApp.doc
Minor in Ethics Application