The course may consider several of the following theories: the approach taken may be historical (through consideration of specific philosophers) or analytical (through consideration of specific theories).
The course will employ a variety of instructional methods to accomplish its objectives, including some of the following:
Any combination of lecture and seminar. Parts and/or entire classes may be devoted to formal lectures or to informal discussions. Usually some combination of both is employed to ensure that assigned readings are discussed.
Evaluation will be based on course objectives and will be carried out in accordance with Douglas College policy. The instructor will provide a written course outline with specific criteria for assessment during the first week of classes.
Any possible combination of the following which equals 100%:
|In-class tests, quizzes, short written assignments||20% - 50%|
|Written class presentations, essays, final exam||30% - 100%|
|Instructor's general evaluation
(May include attendance, class participation,
group work, homework, etc.)
|0% - 20%|
At the conclusion of the course the successful student should be able to:
Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students
Texts will be updated periodically. Similar texts may be used with Department approval. Examples are:
Barcalow, Emmett. Moral Philosophy: Theories and Issues. CA: Wadsworth , 1998.
Beauchamp, Tom, ed. Philosophical Ethics. NY: McGraw-Hill., 1991.
Boyan, Michael. Basic Ethics. NJ: Prentice Hall, 2000.
Foot, Philippa. Theories of Ethics. London: Oxford University Press, 1970.
Frankena, William. Ethics. NJ: Prentice Hall, 1973.
Hinman, Lawrence. Ethics: a Pluralistic Approach. FL: Harcourt Brace, 1998.
Johnson, Oliver, ed. Ethics: Selections from Classical and Contemporary Writers. FL: Harcourt
Liszka, James. Moral Competence. NJ: Prentice Hall, 1999.
Mackie, J.L. Ethics: Inventing Right and Wrong. London: Penguin Books, 1997.
Pojman, Louis. Ethics: Discovering Right and Wrong. CA: Wadsworth, 1995.
Porter, Burton. Reasons for Living: a Basic Ethics. NY: Macmillan, 1988.
Solomon, Robert and Greene, Jennifer, eds. Morality and the Good Life. NY: McGraw-Hill, 1999.
Sterba, James, ed. Contemporary Ethics: Selected Readings. NJ: Prentice Hall, 1998.
Zeuschner, Robert, ed. Classical Ethics: East and West. NY: McGraw-Hill., 2001.
18 credits or with instructor's consent.
(Recommended: Any of PHIL 1101, 1102, 1121, 1122, 1123, 1151)
No corequisite courses.
No equivalent courses.
This course is not required for any other course.
Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.
|Institution||Transfer Details||Effective Dates|
|Capilano University (CAPU)||CAPU PHIL 3XX (3)||2004/09/01 to -|
|Langara College (LANG)||LANG PHIL 2202 (3)||2006/09/01 to -|
|Simon Fraser University (SFU)||SFU PHIL 321 (3)||2006/09/01 to -|
|Thompson Rivers University (TRU)||TRU PHIL 3XX (3)||2006/09/01 to 2010/12/31|
|Thompson Rivers University (TRU)||TRU PHIL 3XXX (3)||2011/01/01 to -|
|University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV)||UBCV PHIL 230 (3)||2006/09/01 to -|
|University of Northern BC (UNBC)||UNBC POLS 317 (3)||2006/09/01 to -|
|University of the Fraser Valley (UFV)||UFV PHIL 315 (3)||2006/09/01 to -|
|University of Victoria (UVIC)||UVIC PHIL 337 (1.5)||2006/09/01 to -|
|Vancouver Island University (VIU)||VIU PHIL 2nd (3)||2006/09/01 to -|