OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Applied Ethics Certificate Requirements

Applied Ethics Certificate

Thomas McElhinny, Graduate Student in Applied Ethics

 

"Considering the vast wealth and opportunity stratification worldwide, the uncertain future of anthropogenic climate change, and failures to meet these challenges (amongst others) with the action required, seems to require individuals to reassess our moral duties to act, and how we act, so as to alleviate harms."

 

 

- Thomas McElhinny,
MA Graduate Student in Applied Ethics

 

 

 

 


 

The Applied Ethics Certificate is open to undergraduates in conjunction with any undergraduate degree program at Oregon State University.   Three concentrations for the Applied Ethics Certificate have been established, but creating an individualized program is also possible.

A minimum of 28 credit hours of approved coursework is required including:

  • 16 hours of the required core of courses and
  • 12 hours of approved electives.

PHILOSOPHICAL ETHICS CORE(16 Credits)

PHL 205 Ethics (4)
PHL 280 Ethics of Diversity (4)
PHL 325 Scientific Reasoning (4)
PHL 342 Contemporary Ethics (4)
PHL 380 The Body, Medicine & Culture (3)
PHL 405 Reading/Conference
PHL 410 Internship
PHL 440 Environmental Ethics (3)
PHL 443 World-Views & Environmental Values (3)
PHL 444 Biomedical Ethics (4)
PHL 450 Ideas Matter (1)
PHL 470 Philosophy of Science (3)
PHL 499 Special Topics (by approval)
PHL xxx Any listed Philosophy course

 

EDUCATIONAL CONCENTRATIONS AND ELECTIVES (12 Credits)

ETHICS and SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY


AC 460 Biotechnology: Perspectives & Cases (3)
ANS 315 Contentious Issues in Animal Agriculture (3)
ANS 485 Consensus and Natural Resources (3)
BB 331 Introduction to Molecular Biology (3)
BIOE 220 Professionalism and Engineering Ethics (3)
BIOE 420 Social Ethics in Engineering (3)
CH 374 Technology, Energy, and Risk (3)
CS 391 Social/Ethical Issues in Comp. Sci. (3)
HSTS 413 History of Science (3)
HSTS 421 Technology and Change (3)
MB 390 The World According to Microbes (3)
PS 476 Science and Politics (4)
SOC 456 Science & Tech. in Social Context (3)

 

ETHICS and the ENVIRONMENT


ANTH 481 Natural Resources & Com. Values (3)
AREC 351 Natural Resource Management (4)
AREC 250 Intro. to Envir. Econ. & Policy (3)
BI 301 Human Impacts on Ecosystems (3)
BI 489 Analysis of Environmental Issues (3)
FOR 352 Wilderness Management (3)
FOR 365 Issues in Nat. Resource Conserv. (3)
FOR 451 Hist./Cult. Aspects of Recreation (4)
FOR 460 Forest Policy (4)
FS/SOC 491 Sust. Forestry: Mult. Perspectives (3)
FW 251 Principles of Wildlife Conservation (3)
FW 321 Fisheries & Wildlife Res. Ecology (3)
FW 325 Global Crises in Resource Ecology (3)
FW 481 Wildlife Ecology (3)
GEO 300 Environmental Conservation (3)
GEO 309 Environmental Justice (3)
GEO 421 Humans/Wildlife Environments(3)
GEO 422 Ecol. Knowl/Environ. Problems (3)
H 344 Foundations of Environmental Health (3)
HST 481 Environmental History of the U.S. (4)
PS 475 Environmental Politics and Policy (4)
RNG 341 Rangeland Resources (3)
RNG 455 Riparian Ecology & Management (3)
RNG 477 Agroforestry (3)
SOC 480 Environmental Sociology (3)
SOC 481 Society and Natural Resources (3)
SOC 485 Consensus & Natural Resources (3)

 

ETHICS, HEALTH and MEDICINE


ANTH 483 Medical Anthropology (3)
ANTH 484 Wealth and Poverty (3)
BI 300 Plagues, Pests, and Politics (3)
H 434 Health Care Law and Regulation (3)
HSTS 417 History of Medicine (3)
MB 390 The World According to Microbes (3)
PHAR 325 History and Ethics of Pharmacy (2)
PHL 455 Death and Dying (3)
SOC 350 Health, Illness and Society (3)
SOC 432 Sociology of Aging (3)