Apply ethical concepts and principles to contemporary social issues. The goal of the program is to raise awareness of practical ethics and to facilitate the integration of ethics into everyday life within the community, businesses and government.
General Certificate in Practical Ethics
For purposes of meeting certificate requirements, all nine-credit general education (foundation) courses will count as six credits.
York University students may earn a General Certificate in Practical Ethics concurrent with fulfillment of the requirements for a bachelor’s degree. Practical ethics is an exciting new area of multidisciplinary study and research which provides the opportunity to apply ethical concepts and principles to contemporary social issues. The courses offered as part of the General Certificate in Practical Ethics enable students to address questions of applied ethics and public policy in the fields of anthropology, economics, environmental studies, humanities, philosophy, political science, social science and sociology.