Applied Ethics and Practical Philosophy Certificate, Undergraduate
The Applied Ethics and Practical Philosophy Certificate Program seeks to nurture the application of ethical and philosophical ideas toward concerns in social, political, economic and cultural life. The chief goal of the program is to offer practically oriented, but philosophically based, expertise in ethics and normative theory.
The program will also provide Eastern Washington University students with the cultural understanding, ethical decision-making and critical thinking skills necessary for addressing the dilemmas faced by present and future professionals, policy makers and citizens in general. It is designed to ensure that its recipients have a command of the basic theories of moral philosophy as well as a specialized knowledge of their applications in many areas of public life, including medicine, government, law, public policy, business and education. Consequently, the curriculum includes both core courses essential to a solid foundation in moral thought and specialized courses in practical philosophy and applied ethics.
The certificate will serve as a valuable credential to professionals who require a general understanding of the area, e.g. those who serve on ethics committees or compliance boards and those who seek advanced ethics training to meet licensure demands.
|Note: students completing a minor in Philosophy and the Applied Ethics and Practical Philosophy Certificate may only count one course for each.|
|Choose one of the following|
|PHIL 212||INTRODUCTORY ETHICS||5|
|or PHIL 213||MORAL ISSUES IN AMERICA|
|Choose two of the following||10|
|SOCIAL AND POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY|
|WOMEN AND ETHICS|
|Elective Courses–choose three of the following||10-15|
|ECONOMICS OF POVERTY AND DISCRIMINATION|
|CONFIDENTIALITY, LAW AND ETHICS FOR THE ADDICTION PROFESSIONAL|
|PERSPECTIVES ON DEATH AND DYING|
|COMMUNICATION LAW AND ETHICS|
|ETHICS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE|
|DISABILITY, CULTURE AND SOCIETY|
|HUMAN RIGHTS AND WOMEN'S RIGHTS|
|INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNITY AND PUBLIC HEALTH|
|ENGINEERING ETHICS, CONTRACTS AND PATENTS|
|EMOTION AND EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE|
|IDENTITY AND POWER|
University Competencies and Proficiencies
- Minimum Credits—180 cumulative credit hours
- 60 upper-division credits (300 level or above)
- 45 credits in residence (attendance) at Eastern, with at least 15 upper-division credits in major in residence at Eastern
- Minimum Cumulative GPA ≥2.0
All admitted students must officially Declare a Major by the time they reach 90 credits (junior standing).
Application for Graduation (use EagleNET) must be made at least two terms in advance of the term you expect to graduate (undergraduate and post-baccalaureate).
Use the Catalog Archives to determine two important catalog years.
SOAR calculates based on these two catalog years.
- The catalog in effect at the student's first term of current matriculation is used to determine BACR (Breadth Area Credit Requirements) and UGR (Undergraduate Graduation Requirements).
- The catalog in effect at the time the student declares a major or minor is used to determine the program requirements.
Students who successfully earn an Applied Ethics and Practical Philosophy Certificate from EWU should be able to do the following:
- analyze connections between ethics and law, culture, the environment, history and public policy;
- demonstrate understanding of, and be able to apply fundamental theories in ethics, including but not limited to deontology, utilitarianism, virtue and care perspectives, feminist ethics and pragmatism;
- refine and improve their own ethical perspectives in dialogue and critical writing.