University of New Brunswick
The primary objective of the Certificate is to respond to the needs of full-time and part-time students at UNB who are interested in developing and demonstrating competency in theoretical and applied ethics. The Certificate provides students with the opportunity to gain a university-level credential in Ethics that they can transfer to their jobs, their volunteer life, their professions, etc.
This certificate is the only one of its kind in the Province of New Brunswick.
The Department of Philosophy is responsible for the academic oversight of the certificate, including the following: admission, program advising, transfer credit review, curriculum changes, and graduation.
The Certificate is built on the existing academic structure of the Department of Philosophy, but is interdisciplinary in nature and will include courses that are offered by multiple departments across UNB.
The Certificate is comprised of eighteen (18) credit hours and offered in the following four areas of concentration: Ethical Theory, Health Ethics, Business Ethics, and Environmental Ethics.
The expected number of learners (including full and part-time students), for this program will be approximately ten per academic year, with the first intake expected in September 2010.
Admission to the Certificate program would require the student's admission into an existing undergraduate program at UNB, or the completion of a secondary school education for those students who choose to take the certificate as a stand-alone.
The Certificate will require the successful completion (with a grade of B- or higher) of six (6) courses, totalling eighteen credit hours, which shall include the following
A. Three (3) core courses, including
i. PHIL 1101 Critical Thinking,
ii. A 2000 or 3000 level course in Ethical Theory (e.g. PHIL 2201 or 3361)
iii. A breadth requirement drawn from a Certificate area of concentration in applied ethics that is NOT
being pursued by the student,
B. Three (3) elective courses in the student's area of concentration, including one (1) 3000-level course.
(Philosophy majors cannot take more than one (1) elective course from their home department).
For a list of possible courses see Appendix A.
The coursework shall be approved by the Department of Philosophy.
To be awarded the Certificate, a minimum of nine (9) hours must be completed at UNB. Subject to approval by the Dean of Arts, a maximum of nine (9) credit hours (or the equivalent) of comparable coursework may be transferred from another recognized post-secondary institution. Credit will not normally be awarded for those courses completed more than five years prior to student's return to university study, in accordance with the norms already in place by the Registrar's office .
Possible Courses as of Fall 2009: (New courses can be added as they become available, in consultation with the Departments offering those courses)
ADM 3875 Labour Relations
ANTH 4024 Anthropology and Ethics
ECON 3202 Introduction to Public Finance
ENGG 4013 Law and Ethics for Engineers
ENR 1001 Resource Management Issues, Ethics and Communication I
ENR 1002 Resource Management Issues, Ethics and Communication II
ENR 2021 Natural Resource Management, Institutions, Policy and Government
ENVS 2023 Understanding Environmental Issues
FOR 2933 Bioethics in Forestry
FOR 2946 Bioethics, Emotional Intelligence and the Nature of Spirituality
KIN 3093 Introduction to the Ethics of Sport & Recreation
KIN 4093 Seminar on Health Care Ethics
KIN 4192 Professionalism and Ethics in the Research Environment
NURS 3834 Reflective Ethical Practice
NURS 4118 Professional Ethics
PHIL 1201 Ethics of Life and Death
PHIL 2201 Introduction to Ethical Classics
PHIL 2203 Business Ethics
PHIL 2206 Environmental Ethics
PHIL 3203 Health Care Ethics
PHIL 3221 Selected Topics in Ethical Theory
PHIL 3241 Selected Topics in Environmental Philosophy
PHIL 3251 Advanced Business Ethics
PHIL 3361 Ethics and the Good Life
POLS 1403 Contemporary Political Ideas & Ideologies
POLS 1503 Law, Power & Politics
POLS 1603 Politics of Globalization
POLS 2503 Women & Politics
POLS 3103 Right in Conflict in North America
POLS 3715 Critique of Alienation in Social & Political Thought
POLS 3415 Liberalism
POLS 3433 Late Modern Political Thought
POLS 3441 Women Political Thinkers
POLS 3443 Feminist Issues in Political Thought
POLS 3463 Eros & Leadership
SOC 3004 Theoretical Foundations of Sociology
SOC 4623 Human Rights
SOC 2365 Sociology of Death and Dying
SOC 4273 Disability and Social Policy
SOC 3623 White Collar Crime
SOC 3371 The Institution of Health Care
SOC 3553 Sociology and the Environment
SOC 4513 Inequality and Social Justice
SOC 3636 Restorative Justice
SOC 3635 Conflict Resolution