215 S. Central Campus Drive
CTIHB, Room 402
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Minimum Minor Hours: 21
What is Applied Ethics?
The field of applied ethics consists in the analysis of ethical issues as they arise in the management and resolution of real-world problems. Applied (or as it is sometimes called, practical) ethics promotes an ongoing “conversation” between specific cases and pressing issues, on the one hand, and theory and meta-theory on the other. Bioethics, business ethics, and environmental ethics are but a few of the areas of applied ethics that have flourished in recent years, and all three areas are well represented by the faculty at the University of Utah.
In the applied ethics minor, students will learn skills of ethical reasoning and analysis in the context of their preferred area of study. Course work may include: ethics, political philosophy, political thought, or democratic theory; course applying ethical analysis to health care, business and the professions, engineering and the environment, global or social justice, law and politics, or communication and the media; and courses in these particular fields illustrating ethical issues. No prerequisites are required. The minor will be of particular interest to students planning careers in one of the subject matter areas who wish to be able to bring ethical perspectives and skills to their field.
For information about declaring the Applied Ethics Minor please contact Leslie Francis at firstname.lastname@example.org