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.
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.
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.
The minor Ethics in modern society consists of four compulsory course modules (30 EC).