Ethics and Society Courses

Course Requirements

The Master of Arts in Ethics and Society program can be completed in one-year or more, supports part-time study, offers evening classes, and requires 10 courses — two in cross-disciplinary ethics and society (mandatory), two in moral philosophy, two in moral theology, two in social and natural sciences, and two electives for a total of 30 credits.

I. Cross-Disciplinary Ethics and Society Courses (2 courses)

CEED 5050 - Ethics and Society: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives (Introductory Course Required)

CEED 6100 - Theories and Applications in Contemporary Ethics (Capstone Course Required)

II. Moral Philosophy Courses (2 courses)

HSGL 0322 - Natural Law: The Nature, Foundations and Content of Justice (Law School HSGL/CEED 6322)

JUGL 0104 - Topics in Legal Philosophy (Law School)

PHIL 5003 - Natural Law Ethics (Philosophy)

PHIL 5009 - Introduction to Aristotle (Philosophy)

PHIL 5010 - Introduction to Saint Thomas Aquinas (Philosophy)

PHIL 5114 - Normative Ethical Theories (Philosophy)

PHIL 5301 - Environmental Philosophy and Ethics (Philosophy)

III. Moral Theology Courses (2 courses)

THEO 5640 - Introduction to Theological (Christian) Ethics (Theology)

THEO 6039 - Biblical Ethics (Theology)

THEO 6400 - Theological Anthropology and Human Diversity (Theology)

THEO 6510 - Socially Engaged Theology (Theology)

THEO 6672 - Feminist Theology (Theology)

THEO 6676 - Sexual Ethics (Theology)

THEO 6720 - Fundamental Moral Theology (Theology)

THEO 6721 - African American Theological Ethics (Theology)

THEO 6731 - Christian Ecological Ethics (Theology)

THEO 6732 - Ethics and Economics (Theology)

THEO 6733 - Theology and Science (Theology)

THEO 6734 - Beauty of Justice (Theology)

THEO 6736 - Christian Feminist Ethics (Theology)

THEO 6740 - Catholic Social Thought (Theology)

THEO 7736 - Bioethics (Theology)

IV. Social and Natural Sciences Courses (2 courses)

BISC 7532 - Conservation Law and Policy (Biological Sciences)

CEED/PSYC 6290 - Health Disparities and Social Inequalities

CEED/PSYC 6999 - HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics (Summer Session II Tutorial)

ECON 5415 - Gender and Economic Development (Economics)

ECON 5808 - Migration, Microfinance and Poverty (Economics)

LALS 5007 - Working With Survivors of Violence (Latino and Latin American Studies)

PMMA 5101- Freedom of Expression

PMMA 5204 - Civic Media

POSC 5243 - Campaign Finance and Ethics (Political Science)

POSC 5301 - Modern Political Thought (Political Science)

POSC 5560 - Conflict Resolution (Political Science)

POSC 6640 - Policies of Global Economic Relations (Political Science)

PSYC 5600 - Successful Aging (Psychology)

PSYC/CEED 6005 - Ethics in Psychology (Psychology)

PSYC 6010 - Research Ethics and Social Justice (Psychology)

PSYC 6066 - History and Systems (Psychology)

PSYC 6350 - Applied Developmental Psychology (Psychology)

PSYC 6510 - Social Influences on Behaviors (Psychology)

PSYC 7010 - Psychology and Criminal Law (PSYC/ Law School HEGL 0369)

PSYC 7020 - Psychology and Civil Law (Psychology)

SOCI 5410 - Gender and Sexuality (Sociology)

SOCI 5806 - Religion and Globalization (Sociology)

SOCI 6100 - Classical Social Theory (Sociology)

SOCI 6101 - Contemporary Social Theory (Sociology)

SOCI 6125 - Ethics of Modern Selfhood (Sociology)

SOCI 6553 - Demography and Human Rights (Sociology)

SOCI 6717 - Crime and Punishment (Sociology)

V. Elective Courses (2 courses)

Elective courses include any of the courses listed below. Students who wish to enroll in a course not approved for the program must first secure the permission of the director of the master’s program.

Elective courses may be taken in Biological Sciences, Communication and Media Studies, Economics, Latino and Latin American Studies, Law, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, and Theology.

Students may also complete the Ethics and Society Field Practicum Course as an elective.

Individualized tutorials (which count as a course) may also be arranged in areas of interest for which there may not be a specific course. Examples of individualized tutorials include "Business Ethics", "Religion, Gender and Sexuality" and "Moral Instincts and Moral Behaviors."

Fordham University School of Law

EHGL 0203 - Professional Responsibility

EHGL 0204 - Professional Responsibility: Ethics In Public Interest Law

EHGL 0208 - Professional Responsibility: Corporate Counsel

EHGL 0209 - Professional Responsibility: Criminal Advocacy

EHGL 0213 - Professional Responsibility: Civil Litigation

EHGL 0299 - Professional Responsibility: Lawyers and Justice

HEGL 0369 - Psychology and Criminal Law

ITGL 0042 - Human Rights Law

ITGL 0445 - Human Rights: Holocaust and Law

JUGL 0104 - Topics in Legal Philosophy

JUGL 0295 - Feminist Jurisprudence

JUGL 0347 - Jewish Law: Sources, Principles and Jurisprudence

JUGL 0357 - Introduction to Jurisprudence

JUGL 0358 - Jurisprudence

JUGL 0393 - Catholic Perspectives on Conflict Resolution

Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service

SWGS 6014 - Women, Work and Poverty

SWGS 6050 - Human Rights and Social Justice

SWGS 6109 - Capacity Building with Faith Communities: Meeting the Challenges of Poverty