College of Arts and Sciences

Minor in Professional & Applied Ethics

A minor in Professional and Applied Ethics involves studies in human rights issues and also enhances students' preparation for graduate study in law, medicine, natural science, philosophy, religion and theology, or social work.  Students may earn a minor in Professional and Applied Ethics by completing the following credits with a grade of C or better in each course and earning at least 9 credits as resident credit at IPFW.  Substitutions for these courses may be made with the approval of the department.

This Minor also complements an IPFW Major in such fields as:

  • Anthropology
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Communication
  • English
  • Health Sciences
  • History
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

This Minor helps prepare for Graduate studies in:

  • Business
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Natural Sciences
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Social Work

Required Courses for a Minor in Professional & Applied Ethics

Core Courses:  6 credits
Both of the following:

PHIL 11100:  Ethics
PHIL 32900:  Professional Ethics

Supplemental Core Course:  3 credits
One of the following:

PHIL 31200:  Medical Ethics*
PHIL 32600:  Business Ethics*
*can meet supplemental or elective course requirement, but not both

Elective Courses:  6 credits
Two of the following:

PHIL 31200:  Medical Ethics*
PHIL 32600:  Business Ethics*
PHIL 32700:  Environmental Ethics
PHIL 32800:  Ethics & Animals
PHIL 50400:  Human Rights Ethics
or another ethics related course at the discretion of the minor program director
*can meet supplemental or elective course requirement, but not both

Practicum:  3 credits

PHIL 48000:   Practicum in Applied Ethics
or
Strasbourg (France) study abroad trip**
**at the discretion of the minor program director

 

For more information, please contact Dr. Abraham Schwab
E-mail: schwaba@ipfw.edu
Phone: 260-481-6971

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