2016-2017 Catalog > Undergraduate Studies > Undergraduate Minors > Ethics Minor
Coordinator: Stephen Wilson
The ethics minor provides an academic structure to the rigorous study of both ethical theory and ethical practice. Grounded in philosophy and religious studies, the program is nevertheless interdisciplinary in the wide range of majors with which it can interface. Students who complete the minor will have (1) a solid grasp of the foundations of and differences between the major theories of normative value, (2) a facility with the application of these theories to practical situations that includes an awareness of their respective advantages & disadvantages, potential conflicts, and areas of corroboration, (3) a recognition of the diverse instantiations of the main ethical theories in divergent cultures, and (4) an awareness of ethical thinking as embodying sensibilities about and remedies to inequitable power differentials and other injustices.
At least one course, and up to two courses, in the History of Ethics from among the following:
At least one course, and up to two courses, that document and analyze different ethical responses to Inequitable Power Differentials from among the following:
Through an integration of the liberal arts and the professions, Hood College provides an education that empowers students to use their hearts, minds and hands to meet personal, professional and global challenges and to lead purposeful lives of responsibility, leadership, service and civic engagement.
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