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Ethics course catalog

2024-25 catalog

TIMOTHY BLOSER, Associate Professor (Philosophy)
B.A. Princeton; Ph.D., Stanford

DAN LEE, Professor (Religion)
B.A. Concordia (Moorhead); M.A., M. Phil, Ph.D. Yale

The religion and philosophy departments offer a jointly-administered minor in ethics. The minor draws upon course offerings in both departments, giving students the opportunity to pursue an interdisciplinary study of ethics. The minor is open to all Augustana students. Requirements for completing the minor are listed below (for descriptions of these courses, please see the Religion and Philosophy course offerings).

20 credits, including the following:

• Core courses: RELG 203; either PHIL 103 or PHIL 105; and PHIL 320

• Complementary courses: two of RELG 259, RELG 263,  RELG 355, RELG 356, RELG 385, PHIL 122, PHIL 312, PHIL 322, PHIL 324, PHIL 330.

• At least one complementary course must carry a RELG designation.

• A student may substitute RELG 357 and RELG 358 for one of the complementary courses listed above.

Grade Point Average Notation: All courses listed in the catalog as required courses for any major and/or minor, including those courses outside of the department or with a different subject coding, are considered part of the major and will count in the grade point average. Some departments may have additional grade requirements for the courses offered within their department. Recommended supporting courses that are optional and not required may also count in the major depending on the program. For more information see your department chair or the degree requirements for Bachelor of Arts and information on Majors/Minors.

2023 Ethics Essay Contest winners announced

Emily Hogren, a sophomore from Port Byron, Ill., majoring in biology, is the winner of the 2023 Ethics Essay Contest for her paper, "The Commodification of Death: Chain Funeral Homes and Their Impact on Clients and Employees."

Ethics Essay Contest winners announced

Alison Lawrence, a senior from Roscoe, Ill., majoring in women, gender, and sexuality studies and pre-medicine, is the winner of the 17th annual Ethics Essay Contest for her paper, "Black Lips Don't Turn Blue."

Haley DeGreve

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Three years after she co-founded Augustana's The Gray Matters Collective —a mental health support and suicide awareness organization — Haley DeGreve continues to spread the message of hope and healing.