3 credit hours
A study of the major ethical theories from the ancient Greeks to the present. Also a study of the main challenges to ethics, particularly ethical relativism and ethical egoism. Although there will be efforts to show how the theories apply to specific moral dilemmas, the emphasis will be on the theoretical issues of the different ways to understand the basis of moral authority, the nature of the moral point of view, and the moral institutions of social life. This course can be used to satisfy University Studies requirements.