The Ethics Minor at Emory University

The Minor in Ethics reflects the importance of interdisciplinary teaching and research at the Center for Ethics.  Introduced in Spring 2003, the Ethics Minor is multi-departmental program designed to complement all students’ major programs as well as provide enhanced preparation for graduation professional studies in numerous fields including law, nursing, medicine, and business.

Students pursuing the Ethics Minor must complete five courses in ethics.  One course must be “Introduction to Ethics” (PHIL 115).  The remaining courses may be chosen from existing College courses including “Business Ethics”, “Religion and Ecology”, “Military Ethics”, and “Evil: Philosophical, Literary Approaches,” or from a list of courses with substantial ethical content approved by the coordinators of the Ethics Minor.

Click on the images below to review the Declaration of Major and Minor Form.

Declaration of Ethics Minor Form

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Courses in the Ethics Minor at Emory University

 Philosophy 115: Introduction to Ethics—required foundation course

 Plus any four of the following:
Anthropology 385S: Anthropology and Human Rights
Biology 470S: Special Topics: Animal Cloning: Biology and Ethics
Business 439: Business Ethics
Environmental Studies 350: Environmental Thought: Ethics, Philosophy & Issues
IDS 306: Theories of Justice
Journalism 430: Journalism History and Ethics
Philosophy 116: Introduction to Biomedical Ethics
Philosophy 119: Contemporary Moral Issues
Philosophy 319: Military Ethics
Philosophy 415: Ethics
Philosophy 482: Ethics and International Affairs
Religion 322: Religion and Sexuality
Religion 323: Death and Dying
Religion 329. Religion and Ecology
Religion 330. Evil: Social Scientific Approaches
Religion 354R: Ethics (Multiple Religious Traditions)
Religion 360: Evil: Philosophical-Literary Approaches
Religion 380R: Internship in Religion
Sociology 389S: Applied Social Responsibility

For more information contact: Dr. Edward Queen