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St. Kate's ethics concentration focuses on the history and contemporary discourse of moral philosophy through readings by a variety of authors and class dialogue.

You'll learn to apply ethical theories and principles to contemporary practices and problems.

Below is a sample academic plan. You can work with an advisor to tailor it to your interest.


Year 1

Fall

  • PHIL 2001: Philosophical Tools and Methods
  • CORE 1000: The Reflective Woman*
  • LANG: Foreign language course*
  • HIST: History course*

Spring

  • PHIL 2100: Critical Thinking or PHIL 2150: Logic
  • LANG: Foreign language course*
  • MATH: Mathematics course*
  • ENGL: English literature course*

Year 2

Fall

  • PHIL 2200: Ethics
  • LANG: Foreign language course*
  • THEO: Theology course*
  • SOCI/PSYC: Social sciences course*

Spring

  • PHIL 2300: Social and Political Philosophy
  • PHIL: Elective in applied ethics
  • BIOL/PHYS: Lab science course*
  • ART/MUS: Fine arts course*

Year 3

Fall

  • PHIL 3500: Classical Greek Philosophy
  • WOST/CRST: Women’s studies or critical studies of race and ethnicity course*
  • EXSS: Exercise and sport science activity course*
  • Elective

Spring

  • PHIL 3600: Modern Philosophy
  • PHIL: Elective in applied ethics
  • Elective
  • Elective

Year 4

Fall

  • PHIL 3800: Contemporary Ethical Theory
  • EXSS: Exercise and sport science activity course*
  • Elective
  • Elective

Spring

  • PHIL 4850: Senior Seminar
  • CORE 3990: Global Search for Justice
  • Elective
  • Elective

* Denotes course is part of liberal arts and sciences core requirements (for all majors).


Writing Requirement

Philosophy: Ethics majors satisfy the Writing Requirement for Majors by completing PHIL 2200: Ethics. You complete the Liberal Arts and Sciences Core Writing Requirement with three other writing-intensive courses (CORE 1000: The Reflective Woman and CORE 3990: Global Search for Justice) and one other writing-intensive course in this or another department.