The ethics degree provides students with training in ethical frameworks and methods that benefit them in both future professional duties and personal decision-making. Awareness of ethical issues helps prepare students for employment in a global marketplace. It also prepares students for graduate professional studies in a variety of fields. br>
The major brings together a community of students interested in practical, contemporary problems such as the recent collapse of the stock market and global financial systems, the nature of professionalism, stem cell research, whether people have a right to healthcare, and what we owe to future generations. The ethics major is structured to explore involved global issues from the perspective of the individual and personal responsibility, as well as organizations and social responsibility.
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The History Major at William Paterson University is a 36-credit program offering students a variety of courses across geographical regions and thematic perspectives. Our courses provide students with a broad understanding of the human condition, the diversity of human experience, and the origins of our contemporary regional and global connections. We prepare students for future roles as global citizens and for various career opportunities as educators, researchers, legal professionals, public servants, curators, media and business professionals, to name a few.
The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences offers opportunities for a degree in liberal studies at the BA level. This program combines interdisciplinary training in the arts, humanities, and social sciences, allowing students to design a flexible yet rigorous program. Students declare two tracks from a variety of academic fields of study, including American Studies, Anthropology, Criminology and Criminal Justice, English, History, Legal Studies, Philosophy, Sociology, and other options. The liberal studies major prepares students for a wide range of careers and is ideal for those who seek a broad-based education and for pre-service teachers seeking certification in P-3, K-5, and 5-8 education.
Philosophy investigates many aspects of our thinking and experience. In classes such as ethics, logic, and aesthetics, philosophy examines procedures and standards, if there can be any, for proper behavior, thinking, and feeling. Metaphysics examines the nature of space and time and the conditions of experience. Epistemology looks at how we know what we think that we know and the limits of knowledge. Many areas of our experience have separate philosophical inquiries dedicated to furthering our ability to discuss and understand them: language, art, education, religion, science, love, gender, mind, history, politics, law, and mathematics. Many famous thinkers have offered advice on how to pursue inquiry or catalogued the results of their own efforts, and the department offers regular seminars in the work of a single thinker, such as Plato, Aristotle, Spinoza, Kant, Nietzsche, Wittgenstein, among others.
The American Studies Minor is an 18-credit inter-disciplinary program that combines United States history, politics, literature, and culture
A minor in Ethics offers provides students with the opportunity to take courses that study theory, empirical research and analysis. Minoring in Ethics will train students in ethical frameworks and methods to ensure successful execution of both future professional duties and personal decision-making. This minor complements a variety of majors, including nursing, public health, business, finance, pre-law, and majors across the humanities.
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The History Minor is an 18-credit program. History has important links to other fields of study, including political science, philosophy, literature, economics, law, criminal justice, and social justice.
A minor in Philosophy offers a rich variety of traditional courses in Ancient Greek, medieval, modern, nineteenth and twentieth century philosophy, along with specific courses in philosophical areas such as logic, ethics, political and social philosophy, philosophy of mind, theory of knowledge, philosophy of language, philosophy of religion, philosophy of art, existentialism, phenomenology, metaphysics, as well as Eastern philosophy and religion. Many of these courses are chosen by non-majors as part of their liberal studies, general education requirements, or free electives.
This 12-credit Certificate in Genealogy and Family History is open to anyone interested in exploring genealogical research and family history. In their various coursework for this certificate program, students will learn how to effectively research and analyze a variety of historical source materials, including census data, oral histories, maps, town records, military records, personal letters and diaries, and material culture.
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The Healthcare Ethics certificate is a 12-credit interdisciplinary program that can be added to any major. This certificate program provides students with training in critical reasoning, ethical frameworks and methods, and applied healthcare ethics coursework to ensure successful execution of both future professional duties and personal decision-making.
The structure of the Healthcare Ethics certificate requires two core courses and two healthcare ethics electives. Interdisciplinary research and knowledge is encouraged by having concentration offerings from across the college and university.
The Professional Ethics certificate is a 12-credit interdisciplinary program that can be added to any major. This certificate program provides students with training in critical reasoning, ethical frameworks and methods, and professional ethics coursework to allow successful execution of both future professional duties and personal decision-making.
The structure of the Professional Ethics certificate requires two core courses and two professional ethics electives. Interdisciplinary research and knowledge is encouraged by having concentration offerings from a variety of disciplines.
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The master of arts in history is designed for the twenty-first century. Through an innovative curriculum that focuses on global historical analysis and the integration of information technology into historical research and teaching, the program provides graduates with the skills necessary to communicate historical insights in a diverse and technologically advanced society.
History Applied Historical Studies, MA
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