Content minor

Issues in applied ethics are to be found in all disciplines of Utrecht University. In (veterinary) medicine to biology, geo-sciences and humanities, questions regarding research integrity, enhancement, autonomy, justice etc. are being discussed. The proposed minor focuses on applied ethics, a subdiscipline of philosophy, that addresses most types of ethical issues within the disciplines, in addition to offering a step-by-step introduction to philosophical methodology.

Goal

The minor is designed to interest students from all faculties, who seek reflection on societal issues and on reflective professionalism. The minor will also provide a way for non-philosophy students to qualify for admission to the Master's programme Applied Ethics.

Entrance requirements

There may be specific entry requirements for some of the course modules in the minor. Please refer to the description of the course modules, to be found via Study programme.

Study Programme

The minor Ethics in Modern Society consists of four compulsory course modules (30 EC).

Block 3

WY1V14018

Introduction to Practical Ethics

Level 1

7,5 EC

Block 3

WY2V14019

Ethics, Science and Integrity

Level 2

7,5 EC

Block 4
Block 4

WY3V14021

Ethics and Health

Level 3

7,5 EC

Application and registration

How to register for this minor and its course modules, depends on whether you are a student of Utrecht University or not.

Utrecht University students can register for a minor and the individual modules online via OSIRIS during the Faculty of Humanities course registration period. You must register for both the minor itself and each course module individually.

Courses with Selected Entry

If you wish to register for a course with selected entry (selection committee), you must register for the minor and the individual course modules during the first week of the course registration period. An overview of courses with selected entry will be available on the website one week prior to the course registration period.

REGISTRATION STUDY RESULTS

Once you have completed the course modules, provided that you were enrolled for both the minor itself and each course module individually in OSIRIS, the minor and study results will be listed on your Study Progress Review.

Deviation standard programme

If you wish to deviate from the standard minor programme, you must request approval from the Board of Examiners of the Bachelor's programme that offers the minor.

Students from other Universities can register for the minor and each course module using the digital registration form (doc) during the Faculty of Humanities course registration period. Please send the form -preferably via email- to the Student Desk Humanities.

Courses with Selected Entry

If you wish to register for a course with selected entry (selection committee), you must register for the course and the individual course modules during the first week of the course registration period. An overview of courses with selected entry will be available on the website one week prior to the course registration period.

Study results

Once you have completed the course modules with as passing result, you can apply for a list of grades (transcript) of the minor programme at the Student Desk Humanities.

More information

If you wish to know more, or have questions about this minor, please contact the Student Desk Humanities.