Philosophy Courses at Ashford University

Examine the world from another perspective with these undergraduate philosophy courses. The ethics course is a component of many business programs including the Bachelor of Arts in International Business and Bachelor of Arts in Finance among others. Upon successfully completing these classes, you will be able to interpret philosophical thought through critical thinking, recognize the importance of personal and organizational ethics and values, defend a thesis using arguments and evidence, and determine your own ethical perspectives through personal reflection.


Philosophy Class Descriptions and Credit Information

PHI 103 Informal Logic

3 Credits

This course is a study of correct and incorrect reasoning involved in everyday activities. The fundamentals of language and argument, deductive and inductive reasoning and other aspects of practical reasoning are examined. 

PHI 208 Ethics & Moral Reasoning

3 Credits

This course examines and evaluates theories and arguments concerning ethics and moral reasoning from a philosophical perspective. By engaging with historical and contemporary sources, students will analyze theories about the meaning, nature, and justification of ethical concepts; determine and assess how different forms of moral reasoning apply to contemporary moral issues; become more reflective and informed about their own moral beliefs; and develop their capacity for critical practical reasoning.

PHI 445 Personal & Organizational Ethics

3 Credits

In this course, students will examine various ethical theories, economic concepts, and business paradigms. These examinations will serve as the foundation for the analysis of moral problems in business. Students will explore the ethical challenges and dilemmas facing decision makers in business organizations. Students will also consider their own stake in the market as consumers, employees, managers, or small business owners.