Undergraduate Certificate in Law, Ethics and Society

The Undergraduate Certificate in Law, Ethics and Society offers a course of studies in the broad field of normative or value issues. The program seeks to develop a curriculum which will study these issues from a variety of perspectives.

From philosophy, we offer courses in ethical theory, social and political theory and various applied ethical courses-courses in medical ethics, business ethics, environmental ethics and so on. From political science, the student sees how normative issues are considered in law and politics. In this context it is appropriate to have courses dealing with constitutional interpretation of rulings like affirmative action, environmental regulation and the like. From sociology and anthropology, the student takes courses dealing with how values are incorporated in our society and how such values compare to those of other societies around the world.