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Ethics and Society Areas of Specialization

Sample Curricula

Students in the Ethics and Society Master's Program have the option of selecting courses that meet the requirements of the program's 10-course curriculum to reflect their current interests and future career goals. Below are sample curricula reflecting thematic areas of specialization to our students.

Bioethics and Health Sciences

The following sample curricula features courses in bioethics and health sciences that may satisfy the program course requirements (two in cross-disciplinary ethics and society, two in moral philosophy, two in moral theology, two in social and natural sciences, and two electives).

CEED 5050 - Ethics and Society: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives (Introductory Course Required)
CEED 6100 - Theories and Applications in Contemporary Ethics (Capstone Course Required)
THEO 7736 - Bioethics 
CEED 5250 - Bioethics Analysis of Clinical Case Studies 
HADM 5100 - Health Care Ethics 
CEED/PSYC 6290 - Health Disparities and Social Inequalities 
ECON 5590 - Health Economics 
PSYC 6020 - Health Psychology 
THEO 6733 - Theology and Science 
CEED 5900 - Ethics Field Practicum Experience
 

Environmental Ethics

The following sample curricula features courses in environmental ethics that may satisfy the program course requirements (two in cross-disciplinary ethics and society, two in moral philosophy, two in moral theology, two in social and natural sciences, and two electives).

CEED 5050 - Ethics and Society: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives (Introductory Course Required)
CEED 6100 - Theories and Applications in Contemporary Ethics (Capstone Course Required)
THEO 6735 - Ecological Ethics
THEO 6732 - Ethics and Economics
ECON 6480 – Environmental and Resource Economics
BISC 5511 – Conservation Law and Policy
PMMA 5103 - Environment and the Media
PHIL 5003/HSGL 0322/CEED 6322 – Natural Law: the Nature, Foundations, and Content of Justice
PHIL 5114 – Normative Ethical Theory
CEED 5900 - Ethics Field Practicum Experience

Globalization and Human Rights

The following sample curricula features courses in globalization and human rights that may satisfy the program course requirements (two in cross-disciplinary ethics and society, two in moral philosophy, two in moral theology, two in social and natural sciences, and two electives).

CEED 5050 - Ethics and Society: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives (Introductory Course Required)
CEED 6100 - Theories and Applications in Contemporary Ethics (Capstone Course Required)
SWGS 6040 – Human Rights and Social Justice OR SWGS 6050 – Integrating Human Rights and Social Justice
PHIL 7760 – Dimensions of Political Justice
PHIL 5114 – Normative Ethical Theory
THEO 6042 – History of Jerusalem
THEO 6634 – Sociology of Religion
ECON 6490 – Foreign Aid and Development
ECON-5450 – Crises, Adjustment and Poverty
PMMA 5101 – Freedom of Expression

Ethics and Law and Policy

The following sample curricula features courses in ethics and law and policy that may satisfy the program course requirements (two in cross-disciplinary ethics and society, two in moral philosophy, two in moral theology, two in social and natural sciences, and two electives).

CEED 5050 - Ethics and Society: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives (Introductory Course Required)
CEED 6100 - Theories and Applications in Contemporary Ethics (Capstone Course Required)
PHIL 7760 – Dimensions of Political Justice
POSC 5100 – American Political Behavior
PSYC 7020 – Psychology and Civil Law
EHGL 0204 - Professional Responsibility: Ethics in Public Interest Law
PHIL 5003/HSGL 0322/CEED 6322 – Natural Law: the Nature, Foundations, and Content of Justice
THEO 5500 – Religion and American Public Life
PHIL 6120 – Democratic Political Economy
THEO 6634 – Black Theologies and the Decolonial Option

Race, Gender, and Class

The following sample curricula features courses in race, gender, and class that may satisfy the program course requirements (two in cross-disciplinary ethics and society, two in moral philosophy, two in moral theology, two in social and natural sciences, and two electives).

CEED 5050 - Ethics and Society: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives (Introductory Course Required)
CEED 6100 - Theories and Applications in Contemporary Ethics (Capstone Course Required)
PHIL 5114 – Normative Ethical Theory
THEO 6676 - Sexual Ethics
THEO 6659 – Latinx Theology
CEED/PSYC 6290 - Health Disparities and Social Inequalities 
PSYC 6310 - Culture, Ethnicity, and Race
PMMA 5106 – Race, Gender, & Digital Media
PHIL 7340 – Humility and Arrogance
THEO 6721 – African American Theological Ethics

All Courses

CEED 5050 - Ethics and Society: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives (Introductory Course Required)
CEED 6100 - Theories and Applications in Contemporary Ethics (Capstone Course Required)
CEED 5900 - Ethics Field Practicum Experience (Elective)
CEED 5250 - Bioethics Analysis of Clinical Case Studies (Case Studies in Bioethics)
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 5001 - Introduction to Plato (Philosophy)
PHIL 5003 - Natural Law Ethics (Philosophy)
PHIL 5005 – Classical Modern Philosophy (Philosophy)
PHIL 5009 - Introduction to Aristotle (Philosophy)
PHIL 5010 - Introduction to Saint Thomas Aquinas (Philosophy)
PHIL 5012 - Introduction to Saint Augustine (Philosophy)
HADM 5100 - Health Care Ethics (Health Administration)
PHIL 5114 - Normative Ethical Theories (Philosophy)
PHIL 5301 - Environmental Philosophy and Ethics (Philosophy)
PHIL 7340 - Humility and Arrogance (Philosophy)
THEO 5500 - Religion and American Public Life (Theology)
THEO 5630 - Systemic Liberation Theology (Theology)
THEO 5640 - Introduction to Theological (Christian) Ethics (Theology)
THEO 6039 - Biblical Ethics (Theology)
THEO 6198 - Self in Early Christianity (Theology)
THEO 6659 - Latinx 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 6740 - Catholic Social Thought (Theology)
THEO 7736 - Bioethics (Theology)
BISC 5511 - Conservation Law and Policy (Biological Sciences)
CEED/PSYC 6290 - Health Disparities and Social Inequalities
CEED 6015/PSYC 6999 - HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics (Summer Session II Tutorial)
ECON 5005 - Fair Trade Entrepreneurship (Economics)
ECON 5015 - Eco Development Policy (Economics)
ECON 5260 - Epidemics & Development Policy (Economics)
ECON 5280 - Urban Economics (Economics)
ECON 5415 - Gender and Economic Development (Economics)
ECON 5450 - Crisis, Adjustment, and Poverty (Economics)
ECON 5590 - Health Economics (Economics)
ECON 5808 - Migration, Microfinance and Poverty (Economics)
ECON 6460 - Agriculture and Development (Economics)
ECON 6480 - Environmental and Resource Economics (Economics)
ECON 6490 - Foreign Aid and Development (Economics)
ENGL 6101 - Rereading Close Reading: Historical Perspectives, Contemporary Challenges (English)
LALS 5007 - Working With Survivors of Violence (Latino and Latin American Studies)
PMMA 5101 - Freedom of Expression (Communication and Media Studies)
PMMA 5103 - Environment and the Media (Communication and Media Studies)
PMMA 5106 - Race, Gender and Digital Media (Communication and Media Studies)
PMMA 5204 - Civic Media (Communication and Media Studies)
PMMA 5201 - Social Media and Civic Engagement (Communication and Media Studies)
PMMA 6203 - Market and Brand in Public Interest (Communication and Media Studies)
POSC 5100 - American Political Behavior (Political Science)
POSC 5140 - Themes in Urban Public Policy and Power (Political Science)
POSC 5243 - Campaign Finance and Ethics (Political Science)
POSC 5301 - Modern Political Thought (Political Science)
POSC 5500 - Comparative Pol Analysis (Political Science)
POSC 5560 - Conflict Resolution (Political Science)
POSC 6530 - Political Economy of Development (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/CEED 6010- Research Ethics and Social Justice (Psychology)
PSYC 6020 - Health Psychology (Psychology)
PSYC 6310 - Culture, Ethnicity, Race
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)
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
SWGS 6014 - Women, Work and Poverty
SWGS 6040 - Integrating Human Rights and Justice in Practice
SWGS 6050 - Human Rights and Social Justice
SWGS 6109 - Capacity Building with Faith Communities: Meeting the Challenges of Poverty
HIST 6731 - U.S. Immigration and Ethnicity
HUST 5410 - Gender Integration in Humanitarian Action