Oct 05, 2022  
2021-2022 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
    
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PHIL 211 - Introduction to Ethics


Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-C2
Introduction to philosophical ethics.  Topics include major ethical theories, virtue, vice, evil, character, moral education and relativism.  Impact of cultural diversity on ethical discourse.

Prerequisites: Completion of GE areas A1, A2 and A3.
Equivalent Quarter Course: PHIL 2002.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Breadth Area(s) Satisfied: GE-C2 - Lower Division Humanities
Course Typically Offered: Variable Intermittently


Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  1. write clear, academically rigorous, argumentative essays
  2. read complex texts, create original arguments, analyze the arguments of others, and express these criticisms orally and in writing.
  3. demonstrate knowledge of philosophical and/or religious traditions, their relevant concepts, theories, methods, and historical contexts.
  4. develop their capacities for ethical decision making, Socratic humility, openness to ideas of others, reflective self-awareness, and a life-long curiosity about big questions.
  5. cultivate an appreciation for a diversity of ideas and values across time and for human difference.


C2. Humanities Learning Outcomes
  1. Show appreciation for the humanities using their intellect, imagination, sensibility, and sensitivity;
  2. develop their affective and cognitive faculties through studying great works reflecting the rich diversity of human imagination and/or inquiry; and
  3. engage in critical self-reflection relating themes in the humanities to the students’ own lives.



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