An Introduction to Ethics
The American University of Rome
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
Combines the analysis of biological roots of human behavior with the history of ethical codes in human societies. Different ethical visions from the Greek and Roman civilizations are described from their inception and development to the present day. The influences of the three monotheistic faiths, Judaism, Christianity and Islam are presented together with their interplay with secular ethics. The importance of biology, medicine, the environment and economics is analyzed to provide a sound foundation to the subject.
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