Associate of Arts Degree - Applied Ethics

  • To qualify for an Applied Ethics specialization, students must complete an Associate of Arts Degree, including all six courses from List A below, and at least two courses from List B.

    List A (Choose all). PHIL 101, PHIL 102, PHIL 110, PHIL 207, PHIL 208, PHIL 209.

    List B (Choose two). PHIL 117, PHIL 120, PHIL 141, PHIL 150, PHIL 151, PHIL 200, PHIL 201, PHIL 220, PHIL 221, PHIL 222, PHIL 240, PHIL 242.

    The concentration in applied ethics within the Associate of Arts degree gives students a credential in a practical sub-discipline of philosophy. Biomedical ethics, environmental ethics, and business ethics form the core of applied ethics, and all have recently become important interdisciplinary specialities in their own right. Each area is concerned with inquiring into what we ought to do from an "all things considered" point of view. The requirements for this concentration include courses in all three areas, and other philosophy courses such as Introductory Ethics and Critical Thinking. The electives range from political philosophy to studies in human nature, gender relations, criminal justice, the philosophy of religion, the philosophy of culture, and the analysis of ethical issues in literature. They all throw light on the many ethical dimensions of our lives. The Philosophy Department at Capilano University has several talented ethicists and moral philosophers among its faculty.

    Apply to the Registrar's Office to have the concentration in applied ethics added to your Associate of Arts degree at the time of graduation.