Course Description

Course Name

An Introduction to Ethics

Session: VRMF3123

Hours & Credits

3 Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


Combines the analysis of biological roots of human behavior with the history of ethical codes in human societies. Different ethical visions from the Greek and Roman civilizations are described from their inception and development to the present day. The influences of the three monotheistic faiths, Judaism, Christianity and Islam are presented together with their interplay with secular ethics. The importance of biology, medicine, the environment and economics is analyzed to provide a sound foundation to the subject.

*Course content subject to change