An Introduction to Ethics

The American University of Rome

Course Description

  • Course Name

    An Introduction to Ethics

  • Host University

    The American University of Rome

  • Location

    Rome, Italy

  • Area of Study

    International Relations

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    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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