Every semester a large number of courses that have something to do with ethics are offered in departments across the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business and Economics, and the Rossin College of Engineering. Some of the courses have ethics as the central focus; others discuss issues with ethical dimensions or use ethics as one framework for examining issues. We'll keep track of these courses and post them here.
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The most important personal, professional, and social questions cannot be resolved through empirical research or technological innovation alone; they require disciplined engagement with the fundamental values at stake in private and public life. Lehigh’s Minor in Ethics prepares students for this engagement, enabling them to think carefully and critically about a wide variety of controversial issues, from the use of military drones and self-driving cars to the protection of our environment and personal data; from issues of human well-being and justice (e.g. in healthcare, immigration, and the economy) to the social problems of racism, sexism, and Islamophobia. The ethical knowledge and skills students develop in Lehigh’s Minor in Ethics are personally enriching and directly contribute to good decision-making in professional and civic life.
The interdisciplinary Minor in Ethics requires a core course that provides students with a robust foundation and critical reasoning tools for identifying and addressing ethical issues and challenges. Elective courses enable student to apply the skills of ethical inquiry and reasoning to specific issues arising in a wide variety of areas and professional fields (e.g. legal, medical, business).
The minor in Ethics consists of 16 credits, including a core course and electives. At least one course must be at the 200-level or above. A maximum of 4 credits of independent study can count for the minor. Senior theses and honors and capstone courses or projects may be eligible. Each semester a complete list of courses eligible for the Ethics minor can be found on the Center for Ethics website or in the Office of Interdisciplinary Programs, Williams Hall 101.
Students considering minoring in Ethics should consult with the Director of the Center for Ethics in the Office of Interdisciplinary Programs (email@example.com).
UNDERGRADUATE ETHICS SYMPOSIUM
SPRING 2019 SYMPOSIUM
Congratulations to the 2019 Undergraduate Ethics Symposium Winners
Grand Prize Winners
Harry W. Ossolinski ’20 (CAS) “Critique of U.S. Drug Policy”
Patricia Sittikul ’19 (RCEAS) “My User’s Keeper: The Role of Ethics in Human-Computer Interactions”
Award of Excellence - College of Arts and Sciences
Courteney Shakia Parry ’22 (CAS) “The Violent Predator Act and the Need to Reform the Juvenile Justice System”
Award of Excellence - College of Business and Economics
Julia May ’21 (CBE) “Cheating on Exams? A Professor’s Dilemma”
Award of Excellence - P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science
Andrew Goldman ’19 (RCEAS) “Climate Change and Ethical Responsibilities”