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Philosophy 1320

Ethics and Society 3-0

CRN 80105

Study of ethics, its recent focus on social problems, and new fields of inquiry, including environmental ethics, ethics in business, professions, technology and sport. Also such global issues as poverty, minority rights, and stem cell research. Emphasis on development and application of principles of critical thinking and moral reasoning.

  • 6 assignments
  • 6 quizzes
  • Students in this course may not submit an assignment before any previously submitted assignment has been graded and returned. Students may submit no more than two assignments each week.
  • Required Books:

Shafer-Landau, Russ. The Fundamentals of Ethics. 3rd ed. New York: Oxford University Press, USA, 2014.
ISBN: 978-0199997237

  • Required Materials: Students are required to watch multiple videos. Some of these can be accessed free of charge and are linked to in the course content. Others will require rental through either Amazon or Netflix. These include:

Food, Inc.
Scrubs, "My Jiggly Ball" (Season 5, Episode 4)
Happy

  • Instructor: Robert W. Fischer, Ph.D.
  • Tuition: $838.74 (This cost includes the online course fee.)

Acquiring Course Materials

All required and optional course materials for both the print-based and online versions of this course are available through the Texas State University Bookstore. Select the current semester, and then select "ODEL" as the Department name. 

This course is now available online!

To access the course website, contact the Office of Distance and Extended Learning. A $10-per-credit-hour online fee applies.

Before enrolling in this online correspondence self-paced course, take the Online Learning Readiness Self-Assessment, which will help you determine if online correspondence self-paced courses are a good fit for you.

Take a look inside this course

You may view the syllabus before enrolling.