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Interdisciplinary Minor in Ethics

Interdisciplinary Minor in Ethics

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The Ethics program at Nazareth is an interdisciplinary minor featuring courses that develop your capacity to recognize, analyze, assess, and act upon moral issues in many different contexts.  Courses in the minor come from several different disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, and professional programs, adding up to a program that promotes understanding of the history and theory of ethics as well as its applications to modern personal, social and professional issues.

Studying ethics will allow you to engage classic questions relevant to any human life, but it is also an excellent complement to any academic major.  There is no field of study or profession free of ethical questions.  Questions of the good - duty, values, right and wrong, virtue and vice, justice - permeate our lives.

Students in the minor may choose to design a specific theme for their course work and are paired with a faculty mentor who shares their interest.  The possibilities are nearly endless, but examples of these concentrations within the minor include bioethics, business ethics, environmental ethics, religious ethics, philosophical ethics, political ethics, or media ethics.

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