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Senate Document Number†† ††2307S
Date of Senate Approval†††† †01/18/07
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Statement of Faculty Senate Action:
APC Document† 20:† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Change description of PHIL 200;
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Delete PHIL 301 and 309;
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Add new course, PHIL 312
Effective Date:† Fall 2007
1.† Delete:† On pg 208, the title and description for PHIL 200††††††††††††††††††
200†††††† Introduction to Ethics† (3)
An introduction to problems in ethics. Considerations of specific moral problems and various accounts of the sources of human values. Fall.
††† Add:††† On pg 208, in place of deleted entry:
††††††††††††††††† 200†††††† Introduction to Ethical Theory† (3)
An introduction to theories in ethics with a historical focus. Students will be introduced to virtue theory, utilitarianism, and deontology as well as some contemporary accounts of the sources of human values. Spring.
Impact:† The philosophy department does not foresee any impact from this change on program or university requirements or resources. No concurrences are required.
Rationale:† This change reflects more clearly the way that the department is teaching the course. We have a strong emphasis on the history of philosophy throughout the curriculum, and we use this course to introduce students, especially majors, to the history of ethical theory.
2.† Delete: ††On pg 209, the entry for PHIL 301:
††††††††††††††††† 301 ††††† Media Ethics (3)
A study of ethical decision making for mass communication, emphasizing the development of skills in applying ethical theory and principles to contemporary problems in the media. Prerequisite: junior standing in any major. See department chair.
Delete:† On pg 209, the entry for PHIL 309:†††††††††††††
309 ††††† Medical Ethics (3)
Ethical problems in health care, such as patient autonomy, informed consent, death and dying, abortion, transplants, medical research and distribution of health care. See department chair.
Add: ††On pg 209, new course, PHIL 312:
†††††††† 312 ††††† Applied Ethics† (3)
A topical study of basics in ethics and their application to specific fields or problems. Students will study contemporary issues such as biomedical ethics, environmental ethics, criminal justice ethics, business ethics. Topics will rotate according to interest and demand. May be repeated as subject matter changes. See department chair.†
Impact: The philosophy department does not foresee any impact from this change on program or university requirements or resources. No concurrences are required.
Rationale: This change reflects the departmentís recognition that students need more courses in applied ethics in different fields. However, we cannot carry separate courses in each of these fields. Consequently, changing the media and medical ethics courses to a single, rotating content course enables the department to better meet the needs of students.