This course is designed to provide the academically gifted student an analytical approach to understanding and resolving ethical issues confronting an individual in today's society. Emphasis is placed on understanding the historical development of ethical thinking, critical analysis of a wide variety of ethical theories representative of major themes of ethical philosophy, ethical issues, and evaluation of multicultural and historical aspects of ethics. Students will also use logical reasoning, critical thinking skills, and resources such as legal and professional codes to evaluate differing points of view on a wide variety of ethical issues, and to synthesize personal opinions. The seminar format encourages individual and collaborative effort, independent research, and verbalization of concepts. This course partially satisfies the writing requirements outlined in the General Education Requirements. (Note: Credit is not given for both PHI 1602H and any of the following courses: PHI 1600, PHI 1603, PHI 1631, PHI 2621, PHI 2622, PHI 2635 or PHI 2649. Study Abroad opportunities may apply to this course http://www.spcollege.edu/studyabroad/)
Prerequisite: Appropriate score on SPC placement test or approval of the Dean.