Ethical issues are taking on a greater importance in society and in our lives. Think, for example, of the questions raised by medical advances that challenge our concepts of life and death, or the privacy issues created by the growing use of the Internet. This multidisciplinary program in ethics is both theoretical and applied. You reflect on fundamental issues in moral and political philosophy and come to understand the nature of ethics issues in health care, business, law, communication, criminology, social work, public affairs and other areas.

This program is offered in English and in French.

The table below includes only discipline-specific courses. Please refer to the Academic Regulations for information on including a minor to your degree.

Requirements for this program have been modified. Please consult the 2017-2018 calendars for the previous requirements.

PHI 1102Moral Reasoning3 Units
PHI 2174Ethics3 Units
SOC 3101Sociology of Ethics3 Units
18 optional course units from the list of optional courses18 Units
3 optional course units at the 3000 or 4000 level from the list of optional courses3 Units
Total: 30 Units

List of Optional Courses

APA 3301Ethics in Sport, Physical Activity and Health in Canada3 Units
CMN 3105Media Ethics3 Units
CMN 4105Ethics and Information Society3 Units
PAP 3360Managing Difference3 Units
PAP 4355Ethics and Public Affairs3 Units
PHI 1370Philosophical Issues in Health Care3 Units
PHI 2183Political Philosophy3 Units
PHI 2385Ethical Questions3 Units
PHI 2390Philosophy of Feminism and Gender3 Units
PHI 2393Philosophy of Culture3 Units
PHI 2394Scientific Thought and Social Values3 Units
PHI 2396Bioethics3 Units
PHI 2397Business Ethics3 Units
PHI 2398Environmental Ethics3 Units
PHI 2399Questions in Political Philosophy3 Units
PHI 3164Contemporary Ethical Theories3 Units
PHI 3165Contemporary Political Philosophy3 Units
PHI 3395Philosophy of Law3 Units
PHI 3396Philosophy of the Social Sciences3 Units
PHI 4164Texts in Ethics and Political Philosophy3 Units
PHI 4311Problems in Contemporary Political Philosophy3 Units
PHI 4312Problems in Contemporary Ethics3 Units
POL 3105Theories of Democracy3 Units
POL 4142Applied Political Ethics3 Units
SOC 4111Seminar in Applied Ethics3 Units
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PHI 4113 Military and Peacekeeping Ethics3 Units
THO 4124 Feminist Perspectives in Theology3 Units
THO 4127 Economics and Ethics3 Units