Ethics and Society (M.A.)

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.

Course Title Credits
CEED 5050ETHICS&SOCIETY:CROSS DISCP PER (Introductory Course)3
CEED 6100THEORIES&APP IN CONTEMP ETHICS (Capstone Course) 13
Two courses in Moral Philosophy6
Two courses in Moral Theology6
Two courses in Social and Natural Sciences6
Two ethics-related Elective courses 26
Total Credits30

Moral Philosophy

Course Title Credits
HSGL 0322/CEED 6322NATURAL LAW: INTENT, RIGHTS & JUSTICE2
PHIL 5003NATURAL LAW ETHICS3 to 4
PHIL 5009INTRO TO ARISTOTLE3 to 4
PHIL 5010INTRODUCTION TO ST. THOMAS AQUINAS3 to 4
PHIL 5114NORMATIVE ETHICAL THEORY3 or 4
PHIL 5001INTRODUCTION TO PLATO3 to 4

Moral Theology

Course Title Credits
THEO 5640Introduction to Theological Ethics3
THEO 6039BIBLICAL ETHICS3
THEO 6400Theological Anthropology and Human Diversity3
THEO 6510SOCIALLY ENGAGED THEOLOGY3
THEO 6676SEXUAL ETHICS3
THEO 6721AFRICAN AMERICAN THEOLOGICAL ETHICS3
THEO 6731CHRISTIAN ECOLOGICAL ETHICS3
THEO 6732ETHICS AND ECONOMICS3
THEO 6733THEOLOGY & SCIENCE3
THEO 6734THE BEAUTY OF JUSTICE3
THEO 6740CATHOLIC SOCIAL THOUGHT3
THEO 7736BIOETHICS3
THEO 5500RELIGION AND AMERICAN PUBLIC LIFE3
THEO 5630SYSTEMATIC LIBERATION THEOLOGY3
THEO 6735ECOLOGICAL ETHICS3

Social and Natural Sciences

Course Title Credits
CEED/PSYC 6290HEALTH DSPARITIES &SOCIAL INEQ3
CEED 6015HIV/DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION RESEARCH ETHICS3
ECON 5415GENDER AND ECONOMIC DEVLPMT3
ECON 5808MICROFINANCE & MIGRATION3
LALS 50073 to 4
PMMA 5101FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION3
PMMA 5204CIVIC MEDIA3
POSC 5301MODERN POLITICAL THOUGHT3 to 4
POSC 5560CONFLICT RESOLUTION3 or 4
POSC 6640POL OF GLOBAL ECON REL3 to 4
PSYC 5600SUCCESSFUL AGING3 or 4
PSYC 6005ETHICS IN PSYCHOLOGY3 to 4
PSYC 6010RESEARCH ETHICS AND SOC JUSTIC3
PSYC 6066HISTORY AND SYSTEMS3
PSYC 6350APPLIED DEV PSYCHOLOGY3
PSYC 6510SOCIAL INFLUENCES ON BEH3
PSYC 7010PSYCHOLOGY AND CRIMINAL LAW3
PSYC 7020PSYCHOLOGY AND CIVIL LAW3
SOCI 5410GENDER AND SEXUALITY3
SOCI 5806REL & GLOBALIZATION3 to 4
SOCI 6100CLASSICAL SOC THEORY3 to 4
SOCI 6101CONTEMPORARY SOC THEORY3
SOCI 6125ETHICS OF MODERN SELFHOOD3
SOCI 6553DEMOGRAPHY&HUMAN RIGHTS3
SOCI 6717CRIME AND PUNISHMENT3
BISC 5510CONSERVATION BIOLOGY3
BISC 5511CONSERVATION LAW AND POLICY3
ECON 5005FAIR TRADE ENTREPRENEURSHIP3
ECON 5450CRISES, ADJUSTMENT AND POVERTY3
ENGL 6101REREADING CLOSE READING:HIST PERSPECTIVES,CONTEMPORARY CHALLENGES/SHAKESPEARE'S POETRY,SPENSER,DONNE3 to 4
PSYC 6020HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY3
PMMA 5106RACE, GENDER, & DIGITAL MEDIA3
POSC 5243CAMPAIGN FINANCE AND ETHICS3 or 4

Electives

Course Title Credits
EHGL 0203PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY3
EHGL 0208PROF RESP:CORP COUNSEL3
EHGL 0209PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY: CRIMINAL ADVOCACY3
EHGL 0213PROF RSP: CIV LIT3
EHGL 0299PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY: LAWYERS & JUSTICE3
HEGL 0369PSYCHOLOGY AND CRIMINAL LAW2 or 3
ITGL 0445HUMAN RIGHTS: HOLOCAUST & LAW3
JUGL 0295FEMINIST JURISPRUDENCE2
JUGL 0347JEWISH LAW: SOURC, PRIN, JUSRI2 to 3
JUGL 0357INTRODUCTION TO JURISPRUDENCE3
JUGL 0358JURISPRUDENCE2 to 3
JUGL 0393CATHOLIC PERSPECT CONF RESOL2
SWGS 6050HUMAN RIGHTS & SOCIAL JUSTICE3

Electives

Any course listed as a requirement fulfilling course above, as well as the list under electives, can be taken as an elective. Other 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 CEED 5900 Ethics and Society Field Practicum 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."