Minor in applied ethics

Required:

  1. PHIL 232 and PHIL 337 (3.0 units)
  2. A further 6.0 units from the list of electives below.

At least 3.0 units must be at the 300 or 400 level.

No more than 6.0 units from any one department may count toward the Minor.

No application is required to receive a Minor in Applied Ethics. However, like any other degree program, you must declare the MAE with Academic Advising. For information on how to do this, please visit Declaring your Program. Also, please note that MAE electives will not automatically show up as fulfilling MAE requirements on CAPP Reports. Instead, staff in Advising must manually designate electives as fulfilling MAE degree requirements. Thus, students are strongly encouraged to consult with Advising as they fulfill their MAE degree requirements.

If you have any questions about the list of electives, contact the Advising Centre or the Applied Ethics Minor Coordinator, c/o Dept. of Philosophy.

Current Applied Ethics Minor Coordinator: Scott Woodcock.

Eligible Electives for a Minor in Applied Ethics

The following courses can be taken as electives towards satisfaction of the requirements for a Minor in Applied Ethics. Last updated June 2018.

Other courses, not listed here (e.g., directed readings courses in ethics or courses with variable content that in a given year place special emphasis on ethical issues), may also count as electives for the purposes of the Minor in Applied Ethics provided that the content of the course is appropriate, and that the MAE Coordinator approves the course as suitable.

Note that courses counting toward a MAE cannot (except in rare circumstances) count simultaneously toward a student’s major degree.  (This is a general university regulation that is not unique to the MAE, e.g. requirements for a minor in Humanities.)  For further information about this prohibition on "double-counting," contact Advising.

Please report any irregularities regarding this list to the MAE Coordinator, and note that not all courses on the list of eligible electives are offered every year. Students must check with the current academic calendar to ensure availability.

Click here for a pintable version of the list of eligible electives that includes course prerequisites.

  • Art History & Visual Studies
  • Anthropology
    • ANTH 302 Globalization, Health, and the Environment
    • ANTH 308 Legality and Social Justice in Global Perspective
    • ANTH 336 Contemporary Aboriginal Peoples of Canada
    • ANTH 355 AIDS in the World
    • ANTH 356 Sex and Drugs, Biology and Culture
    • ANTH 365 Colonialism and Daily Life
    • ANTH 366 Anthropology of Reproduction
    • ANTH 402 Feminist Theory and Method in Anthropology
    • ANTH 433 Coast Salish Culture and Contemporary Life
  • Biology
  • Child and Youth Care
    • CYC 230 Introduction to CYC Practice in Indigenous Contexts
    • CYC 240 Ethical Decision Making in Child and Youth Care Practice
    • CYC 250 Law, Indigenous People and the TRC Calls to Action
    • CYC 330 Applied Practice in Indigenous Contexts
    • CYC 364 Attending to Disability in Child and Youth Care Practice
    • CYC 379 Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Sub-Saharan Africa
    • CYC 381 Leadership, Advocacy and Policy for the Early Years
    • CYC 430 Research Practice in Indigenous Contexts
    • CYC 462 Perspectives on Substance Use in Child and Youth Care Practice
    • CYC 463 Substance Use: Prevention and Treatment Approaches in Child and Youth Care Practice
    • CYC 471 Addictive Behaviours in Children, Youth, and Families
  • Economics
  • Curriculum and Instruction Studies
    • EDCI 340 Media Activism, Social Justice, and Educational Change
  • English
    • ENGL 208 Introduction to Women's Writing
    • ENGL 438 Special Studies in Post-Colonial Literature and Theory
    • ENGL 439A Colonial Discourse and Postcolonial Studies
    • ENGL 439B Special studies in Postcolonial Literatures
    • ENGL 471 Women and Literature
    • ENGL 472 Gender Issues in Literature
    • ENGL 476 Indigenous and Diasporic Literatures in Canada
    • ENGL 477 Indigenous Literature in English
    • ENGL 478 Special Studies in Literature and Environment
  • Environmental Restoration
    • ER 313 Biodiversity and Conservation Biology
    • ER 314 Ethical, Legal and Policy Aspects of Environmental Restoration
    • ER 326 Traditional Systems of Land and Resource Management
  • Environmental Studies
    • ES 301 Political Ecology
    • ES 302 Capitalism, Justice, and Sustainability
    • ES 312 Environmental Economics (note: this course is cross-listed as ECON 381)
    • ES 314 Philosophy and the Environment (note: this course is cross-listed as PHIL 333)
    • ES 320 Conservation Biology
    • ES 348 Biodiversity and Conservation Biology
    • ES 365 Climate and Society
    • ES 405 Climate, Energy and Politics
    • ES 406 Alternative Economies for Social Change
    • ES 417 Power, Difference, and Environmental Politics
    • ES 419 Green Legal Theory
    • ES 423 Traditional Systems of Land and Resource Management
    • ES 427 Colonization, Nature, and the Making of British Columbia
    • ES 443 Climate Change and Biodiversity
    • ES 446 Sustainable Fisheries
  • Gender Studies
    • GNDR 200 Popular Culture and Social Media
    • GNDR 201 Gender, Food and Power
    • GNDR 202 Globalization and Resistance
    • GNDR 203 Indigenous Women in Canada
    • GNDR 204 Gender and Health, Power and Resistance
    • GNDR 205 Girlhoods in Film and Popular Culture
    • GNDR 206 Monstrous Women
    • GNDR 207 Gender, Globalization and the Love Industry
    • GNDR 302 Sex Work, Trafficking, and Human Rights
    • GNDR 305 Gender and International Human Rights
    • GNDR 306 Gender and International Development
    • GNDR 307 Sexuality and the Body in International Development
    • GNDR 308 Indigeneity, Gender and Land
    • GNDR 310 Indigenous Feminisms
    • GNDR 321 The Medicalization of Sex
    • GNDR 322 Girl Power and Feminisms
    • GNDR 324 Gender, Nation and War
    • GNDR 332 What’s Race Got To Do With It?
    • GNDR 333 Anti-Racist Feminisms and Democratic Futures
    • GNDR 334 Bodies out of Bounds
    • GNDR 335 Border Crossing, Migration and Gender
    • GNDR 340 Indigenous Cinema Decolonizing the Screen
    • GNDR 341 Indigenous Women's Autobiographies
    • GNDR 342 Queer Literature
  • Geography
  • Greek and Roman Studies
    • GRS 335 Women in the Greek and Roman World
    • GRS 355 Love, Sex, and the Body in the Ancient World
    • GRS 442 Roman Law and Society
  • Health Information Science
    • HINF 265 Health Care Delivery and Organizational Models
    • HINF 330 Legal and Security Issues in Health Informatics
    • HINF 420 Societal Implications of Information Technology
  • History
    • HSTR 306 Sex and Power in American History
    • HSTR 309 Race Riots in American Cities
    • HSTR 325 Environmental History of British Columbia
    • HSTR 327A Gender and Sexuality in Canada to 1920
    • HSTR 327B Gender and Sexuality in Canada from 1920 to Present
    • HSTR 328 Indigenous-Settler Relations in Canada
    • HSTR 329A Race, Racism and Ethnicity in Canada to 1900
    • HSTR 329B Race, Racism and Ethnicity in Canada since 1900
    • HSTR 330C Indigenous-Settler Treaties in Canada Since 1600
    • HSTR 330D Drink and Social Control in Canada
    • HSTR 376C Revolutions and Dictators in 20th-Century Latin America
    • HSTR 378 History of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
    • HSTR 379 Western Imperialism in the Middle East and North Africa
    • HSTR 385C History of Sexuality
    • HSTR 409 Seminar in American Gender and Sexuality
    • HSTR 427 Seminar in Indigenous History of Canada
    • HSTR 466 Migration, Race, and Empire: Canada and the Transpacific
    • HSTR 479 Religion and State in the Modern Middle East
    • HSTR 484 The History of Food
    • HSTR 485A Gender, Sexuality, and the Body Since 1800
  • Human Dimensions of Climate Change
    • HDCC 200 Introduction to Human Dimensions of Climate Change
    • HDCC 300 Climate Change for Social Transformation
  • Indigenous Education
    • IED 371 The History of Indigenous Education in Canada
    • IED 373 EL TELNIWT and Indigenous Education
  • Indigenous Governance
    • IGOV 381 Indigenous Leadership and Governance
    • IGOV 382 Indigenous Resurgence
    • IGOV 383 The Indigenous-State Relationship
  • Indigenous Studies
    • IS 201 Introduction to Indigenous Studies
    • IS 291 Topics in Indigenous Studies
    • IS 301 Critical Indigenous Theory
    • IS 310A LE,NONET Preparation Seminar
  • Nursing (restricted to Nursing students unless special permission granted)
    • NURS 325 Explorations of Nursing Knowledge and Practice
    • NURS 342 Health and Healing VI: Global Health Issues
    • NURS 484 Understanding Indigenous Health and Wellbeing
    • NURS 487 Health Care Law
  • Pacific and Asian Studies
    • PAAS 208 Family and Gender in the Pacific
    • PAAS 307 Globalization and Religion
    • PAAS 309 Human Rights and Cultural Expression in the Asia-Pacific Region
    • PAAS 358 Screening the Nation: Nationalism, Ideology, and Politics in Chinese Cinema
    • PAAS 364 Indigenous Societies and Colonial Relations in Oceania
    • PAAS 367 Gandhi and the Ethics of Nonviolence
    • PAAS 380 Japanese Economy, Politics and Culture
    • PAAS 393 Humanism in Japanese Cinema to the 1960s
    • PAAS 403 Capitalist Economy and the Asia-Pacific
    • PAAS 404 Asian Horror Cinema
    • PAAS 406 Ideology and Cultural Conflict in the Asia-Pacific
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
    • POLI 217 Development and Political Change
    • POLI 233 Contemporary Political Problems
    • POLI 263 The Politics of Indigenous Peoples
    • POLI 305 Democracy and Diversity
    • POLI 313A US Politics: Parties, Elections and Social Movements
    • POLI 313B US Politics: Public Policy, the Constitution and Civil Liberties
    • POLI 313C Indigenous Politics and the US Political System
    • POLI 327 Political Economy in the Global South
    • POLI 328 Gender and International Relations
    • POLI 335 Gender and Politics
    • POLI 341 The United Nations and Global Issues
    • POLI 345 Ethics in International Relations
    • POLI 348 International Security
    • POLI 357 Canadian Environmental Politics
    • POLI 363 Indigenous Politics in Canada
    • POLI 367 The Politics of Race in Canada
    • POLI 370 The Politics of Surveillance
    • POLI 375 Gender Politics in China
    • POLI 380 Communication and Politics
    • POLI 381 Politics of Mass Media in Latin America
    • POLI 383 Global Indigenous Nationalisms
    • POLI 413 Feminist Political Thought
    • POLI 434 The Politics of Class
    • POLI 456 The Politics of the Internet
    • POLI 458 Topics in Environmental Politics
    • PSYC 325 Environmental Psychology
    • PSYC 332 Health Psychology
    • PSYC 333 Consumer Psychology
    • PSYC 341 Women and Psychology
    • PSYC 376 Social Psychology of Sexuality
  • Software Engineering
    • SENG 401 Social and Professional Issues
  • Sociology
  • Social Work
    • SOCW 350A Law and Social Services
    • SOCW 354 Indigenous Perspectives on Practice Issues
    • SOCW 356 Human Development and the Social Environment within a Global Context
    • SOCW 391 Indigenous Approaches to Healing and Helping
    • SOCW 451 Indigenous Policy Analysis in Social Work
    • SOCW 452 Teaching and Learning for Social Change
    • SOCW 469 Re-defining Abilities in the Context of Theory and Practice
    • SOCW 471 Addictions in Society: Theory, Practice and Policy
    • SOCW 475 Child Welfare Practice
    • SOCW 476 Family and Child Welfare Policy
    • SOCW 491 Integration of Indigenous Approaches to Healing and Helping
    • SOCW 492 Protecting Indigenous Children
  • Technology and Society
    • TS 300 Networking, New Media and Social Practices
    • TS 400 Technologies of the Future