Program Requirements

Requirements – 18 hours to include:

  • At least one 3-hour course listed or cross-listed with an ETH prefix
  • At least one 3-hour course listed or cross-listed with a PHIL prefix
  • At least one 3-hour course listed or cross-listed with a REL prefix
  • Six hours of electives which can be met through regular courses in ETH, PHIL, and REL, or through the one-credit PHRL text seminars
  • Capstone – PHIL/ETH 421 Ethical Theory (3 hours)

General Restrictions

  • The same course cannot be used to meet two of the above requirements.
  • Internship and field experience credit may not apply to this minor with the exception of ETH 375.

Additional Restrictions for Majors and Minors in Ethics and Social Change, Philosophy, and Religion

  • Ethics and Social Change majors and minors seeking the TMV minor, must meet all their TMV minor requirements by taking courses listed or cross-listed with a PHRL, PHIL, or REL prefix only. In addition to the capstone, at least one of these courses must be listed or cross-listed with a PHIL prefix and another listed or cross-listed with an REL prefix. Courses used for the TMV minor may not double count in the ethics and social change major or minor.
  • Philosophy majors and minors seeking the TMV minor, must meet all their TMV minor requirements by taking courses listed or cross-listed with a PHRL, REL, or ETH prefix only. In addition to the capstone, at least one of these courses must be listed or cross-listed with a REL prefix and another listed or cross-listed with an ETH prefix. Courses used for the TMV minor may not double count in the philosophy major or minor.
  • Religion majors and minors seeking the TMV minor, must meet all their TMV minor requirements by taking courses listed or cross-listed with a PHRL, PHIL, or ETH prefix only. In addition to the capstone, at least one of these courses must be listed or cross-listed with a PHIL prefix and another listed or cross-listed with an ETH prefix. Courses used for the TMV minor may not double count in the religion major or minor.

Sample Combinations

This minor can be customized in indefinitely many ways depending on student interests and objectives. To illustrate this, some sample combinations are provided below.

For students majoring in health sciences and/or are preparing for medical school who want a background in ethics and who wish to understand patients from diverse religious traditions, possibly:

  • ETH/PHIL 121 - Introduction to Ethics
  • ETH/REL 201 - Religious Ethics
  • REL 212 - Living World Religions
  • ETH/PHIL 316 - Bioethics
  • PHIL/REL 300 - Eastern Religious Philosophies
  • The TMV Capstone (ETH/PHIL 421 Ethical Theory)

For students majoring in natural science or engineering who wish to fill out a broader cultural understanding of science and explore a bit about its philosophy and its environmental impact, possibly:

  • REL 125 - Religion and Science
  • PHIL 221 - Modern European Philosophy
  • ETH/PHIL 317 - Environmental Ethics
  • PHIL 445 - History and Philosophy of Science
  • Three carefully selected one-credit sections of PHRL 459
  • The TMV Capstone (ETH/PHIL 421 Ethical Theory)

For students majoring in business or in sociology or political science and who wish to explore issues relating to ethics and collective action, possibly:

  • REL 120 - Religion in America and/or ETH/REL 201 Religious Ethics
  • ETH/PHIL 121 - Introduction to Ethics
  • ETH 200 - Social Justice Movements
  • ETH 345 - Complex Systems
  • Three carefully selected one-credit sections of PHRL 459
  • The TMV Capstone (ETH/PHIL 421 Ethical Theory)

For students majoring in psychology or neuroscience who wish to explore some associated concepts and issues, possibly:

  • ETH/PHIL 121 - Introduction to Ethics and/or ETH/PHIL 316 Bioethics
  • PHIL 221 - Early Modern Philosophy
  • PHIL/REL 300 - Eastern Religious Philosophies
  • PHIL 447 - Philosophy of Mind
  • PHIL 449 - Philosophy of Agency
  • The TMV Capstone (ETH/PHIL 421 Ethical Theory)

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