Ethics Concentration

Ethics Concentration

The Ethics Concentration provides an opportunity for a focused study of ethical issues. Its foundation is the Ethics course offered by the Philosophy Department (PHI 4336). On this basis, students are able to take their studies in a variety of directions:

  • One possibility is to concentrate on some major areas of ethical concern in contemporary society, such as business ethics, bioethics, or the ethical issues arising as a result of the rapid development of technology.
  • It is possible, as well, to emphasize the intersection of philosophy and theology, by examining not only philosophical responses to ethical concerns, but also the teachings of the Church in fields such as social justice and the family.
  • Finally, the Ethics Concentration acknowledges and provides for study of the political dimension of ethics, since the good life thrives best in a community that is governed by just laws.

The Ethics Concentration therefore allows students to combine appropriate courses in Philosophy, Theology, and Politics. Guided by his or her advisor, the student will create a five-course curriculum which, in addition to PHI 4336, will include at least two additional courses in Philosophy and at least one course in Theology or Politics.     

Philosophy Courses: PHI 3334 Business Ethics, PHI 4334 Bioethics, PHI 4339 Information Ethics, PHI 5311 Philosophy of Law, PHI 5332 Philosophy of Technology, occasional Special Topics courses.

Politics and Theology courses: POL 3332 Aristotle’s Politics, POL 3342 Political Philosophy and the Family, POL 3368 Catholic Political Thought, POL 4350 Aristotle’s Ethics, THE 3340 Social Justice, THE 3341 Moral Theology, THE 4342 Christian Marriage, THE 4343 Social Teaching, occasional Special Topics courses.

For further information, please contact the director of the Ethics Concentration, Dr. Lance Simmons.

News

UD in the Community: Lamberti's Carries On Tradition

Its connection to UD helps the alumnus-owned Lamberti's fulfill its three pillars: local, tradition and famiglia. Lamberti's was the vendor for this year's Groundhog "Party in the Park" celebration; additionally, Lamberti's is looking into carrying Due Santi Rosso wine from UD's own vineyard on the Eugene Constantin Campus.

+ Read More

University of Dallas Dedicates Cardinal Farrell Hall -- Its New 'Front Door'

The University of Dallas community gathered on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, for the formal blessing and opening of Cardinal Farrell Hall, named after our former bishop of Dallas, previous chancellor and longtime friend of the university, Kevin Cardinal Farrell. The opening of the new student-focused building marks the completion of one of several capital projects, a part of a broader institutional effort to transform the university's Irving campus.

+ Read More

Textile and Ceramic Exhibition Arrives from North Carolina Mountain Range

The Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery proudly announces the opening of a two-person exhibition, "What Remains," featuring artists Rachel Meginnes and Assistant Professor of Ceramics Kelly O'Briant. The exhibition is curated by Penland Gallery Director Kathryn Gremley of the Penland School of Craft in North Carolina. In 2001, O'Briant received a two-year Core Fellowship from the Penland School of Craft, where Meginnes recently completed a three-year residency.

+ Read More