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|Practical Ethics is an exciting new area of study and research. The area of practical ethics provides the opportunity to apply ethical concepts and principles to contemporary social issues. Our professors, who come from a variety of backgrounds including business and law, are conducting research in such areas as conflicting or competing values in environmental development projects; international intervention and refugee assistance; and immigration and racial profiling.
Completion of the Practical Ethics Certificate will enable you to address questions of applied ethics and public policy in the fields of anthropology, economics, humanities, philosophy, political science, social science and sociology.
|Offered by:||Department of Philosophy|
|Why choose this certificate?|
|Get detailed information (pdf) on certificate requirements to enter and graduate from this program.|
(This information is to be used in conjunction with the University undergraduate calendar, which in all cases is the final authority).
|Fast Fact:||Institutions of every kind, from banks to hospitals, governments to charities, schools to small businesses, are increasingly concerned about ensuring ethical behaviour in their members and employees, and to ensuring that they engage in ethical and socially responsible practices. |
|Careers:||Member of ethics committee of a hospital or government agency; advisor to organizations on the ethics of international conventions; or work in a major law firm or business. While at York, you have the opportunity to work at the on-campus Centre for Practical Ethics.|
|Sample Courses:||Women, Culture and Society; Law and Economics; Foundations of Environmental Politics: Development, Globalization, and Justice
Philosophical Perspectives on Justice
Politics of Cyberspace: Information and Power in the Surveillance Society
|Contact:||Susan Dimock, program coordinator and Director of the Centre for Practical Ethics
McLaughlin College 132
(416) 736-2100 ext. 20631
|Related Undergraduate Programs|
|Centre for Practical Ethics|
|Canadian Centre for Ethics in Public Affairs|
|Canadian Business Ethics Research Network (CBERN)|
|York students must register for the certificate and obtain the written approval of a member of the Advisory Group. A list of Advisory Group members is available from the Philosophy Department, South 428 Ross Building, or by phone at 416-736-5113.|