This course provides a comprehensive survey of the philosophical study of Just War Theory – that is, the concepts and moral principles associated with determining under what conditions a war, and our conduct in and after a war, can be ethically justified? The course will cover both traditional issues as well as contemporary and emerging issues.


45 credits of 100-level or higher coursework including PHIL 101

Course Notes

PHIL 315 is an approved Self and Society course for Cap Core requirements.

Course Outlines

Please note: Course outlines of record posted may vary from the section syllabus distributed by each instructor (e.g. textbooks, assignments, timing of midterms).