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Important Notice: Students currently in pursuit of the Ethics, Law and Society Certificate with a planned graduation of Fall 2011, please contact Mike Harris at mharris@fau.edu or call 561-297-3233 for advising.

As of Fall 2011, this program is closed indefinitely. Please direct any inquiries to Interim Dean Coltman at coltman@fau.edu

Ethics, Law, and Society Certificate

The Ethics, Law, and Society (ELS) certificate program is designed to encourage the study of normative and value issues in the humanities and social sciences. As ethical competence becomes increasingly important in professional life, students who aspire to careers in the law, the health professions, or business need to be able to demonstrate formal training in ethics. Moreover, competency in ethics requires a broader understanding of the complex relationship between the normative enterprises of law, morality, and politics.

The certificate program in Ethics, Law, and Society requires students to take two courses in philosophy, one of which must be Ethics (PHI 4661), two courses in political science, and one course that takes a normative approach or addresses normative issues in a third discipline, e.g. anthropology, communications, sociology, women’s studies, or criminal justice, nursing, medicine, etc. For additional information contact Dr. Clevis Headley at headley@fau.edu or call (561) 297-2928. Applications for the ELS certificate program can be obtained from Dr. Clevis Headley.

Requirements: Five courses (15 credits) passed with a grade of “B” or better from upper-division courses which include the study of values, either substantively or systematically, relating to law, politics, or ethics in the professions, with the following distribution:

Two courses from Philosophy, one of which must be Ethics (PHI 4661)

Two courses from Political Science

One course from another discipline (including those offered outside of the College of Arts and Letters)

Philosophy: (two courses including required PHI 4661 Ethics )

Ethics* ( REQUIRED)
PHI 4661


Philosophy of Law
PHM 3440


Social and Political Theory
PHM 3200


Biomedical Ethics
PHI 4663


Environmental Ethics
PHI 3640


Philosophy of Sexuality
PHI 3637


Feminist Philosophy
PHM 3123


Political Science: (two courses)

Law and American Society
POS 3691


Constitutional Law I
POS 4603


Constitutional Law II
POS 4604


International Law
INR 3403


Women and the Law
POS 3693


War and Peace
INR 4006
Other (one course) The list below is not exhaustive;other courses may be approved by the Director based on catalog description or submission of the course syllabus. Contact the Dean's office at (561) 297-3800, for more information.
Applied Anthropology
ANT 4701


Social Anthropology
ANT 4412


News, Media, Ethics
COM 4621


Mass Comm. Law and Regulation
MMC 4200


International Human Rights
IDS 3188


Contemporary Social Theory
SYA 4015


Social Control and Deviance
SYP 4570


Gender and Society
SYD 4800


Class Status and Power
SYO 4530


Women of Color in U.S.
WST 4404


Women, Violence, and Resistance
WST 3225


Administrative Process and Ethics
PAD 4604


Other Law
BUL, HFT


Ethics in Nursing
NUR 4826


Electrical Engineering Practice
EEL 3012


Honors Conservation Biology
EVS 4414
 

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