Major Program Requirements
We offer a wide variety of courses in Religion, Philosophy, Leadership and Ethics. Below are some descriptions of some of our most popular courses.
Please follow this link to the Adrian College catalog for a comprehensive description of major and minor requirements and course offerings and descriptions: http://adrian.edu/uploads/files/2019-2020_Adrian_College_CATALOG_FINAL_9.10.19.pdf
Sample of Popular Courses with Descriptions:
RELG114. Christian Social Ethics (3) (PHILOSOPHY/RELIGION). Contemporary social problems and their relationship to Christianity. Attention given to the historical development of various Christian approaches to social issues, emphasizing current social engagement. Fall.
RELG308. Native American Sacred Traditions (3) (PHILOSOPHY/RELIGION, NON-WESTERN). An introduction to the worldviews and sacred traditions which form the basis of American Indian social, political, economic and material structures. Emphasis is on the intrinsic relationship between religion and culture in American Indian societies. A variety of cultures are examined, including tribes from the Great Lakes, Plains and Southwest. (Prerequisite: one course in PHIL or RELG).
RELG102. Religions of the West (3) (PHILOSOPHY/RELIGION). Survey of major monotheistic traditions in the West: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Emphasis on the major forms of these three faiths including Traditional and Reform Judaism, Eastern Orthodox, Roman Catholic and Protestant Christianity, and Sunni and Shiite Islam. Attention will be given to historical origins, daily practices and holidays, and contemporary issues. Fall.
RELG212. Jesus in Mass Production (3) (PHILOSOPHY/RELIGION). An exploration of various iterations and interpretations of the figure of Jesus as an historical person, a literary character, and a religious figure across a wide variety of writings, media, and religious/cultural traditions.
PHIL104. Introduction to Ethics (3) (PHILOSOPHY/RELIGION). This course is an introduction to moral theory. We will address questions such as: What does it mean to flourish as a human being? What makes actions right or wrong? Are there moral facts, or is it all just subjective? Students will be encouraged to discuss, share, and defend their own views. Fall.
PHIL334. Philosophy and Ethics of Sport (3). An exploration of the philosophical dimensions of sports and their ethical implications. This includes metaphysical, ontological and epistemological foundation which shape roles, codes and rules that define spots. Offered as needed.
PHIL344. Biomedical Ethics (3). Ethical issues created by recent advances in medical technology, including questions such as the relationship between the health care provider and the patient; truth and information; autonomy and diminished capacity; and genetic engineering within the context of moral reasoning. (Prerequisite: one course in PHIL or RELG). Offered as needed.
PHIL351. Ancient Greek Philosophy (3). Examination of the philosophical systems of the Ancient Greeks and Romans. Special attention given to the work of Plato and Aristotle. (Prerequisite: one course in PHIL or RELG). Offered as needed.
LDRS160. Philosophy of Leadership (3). An examination of what is leadership, the forms it can take, and the various theories of it. A study of leadership in the works of Homer, Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, Confucius, Marcus Aurelius, Martin Luther King Jr. and several other thinkers. Offered as needed. (Previously listed as PHIL160).
LDRS360. Leadership & Ethics (3). This is a study of the various moral theories applicable to leadership and the examination of moral questions, moral dilemmas, and moral case studies in leadership. Offered as needed. (Previously listed as PHIL360).
LDRS367. Ethical Organization & Leadership (3). A study of the importance of values within an organization. Topics include the relationship of ethics and values to organizational success, creating and maintaining an ethical culture, incentivizing ethical behavior, and recognizing ethical warning signs. Offered as needed. (Previously listed as PHIL367).
LDRS365. Leadership & Social Movements (3). An examination of contemporary forms of collective action (social movements) and the types of leadership that help these movements succeed or fail. An exploration of ethical leadership as a tool for social change in the context of democratic governance.