Hiram College


The minor consists of at least 20 credit hours and meets each of the following requirements:

  • ETH 272: Ethical Thinking (4 credits)
  • INTD 396: Engaged Citizenship (3 credits)
  • One course in Ethical Theory and Methods: (PHIL 118, 119, 219, 270, 271; RELG 224, 262, 313) (3 or 4 credits)
  • One course in Applied Ethics: At least one course in applied ethics approved by a faculty advisor in ethics. Typically these would include courses approved for the ES core curriculum designation. Where an approved course exists in the student’s major, that is encouraged. (3 or 4 credits)
  • Electives: Any remaining hours can be met through any ES or service-learning course in consultation with a faculty advisor in ethics.
  • Experiential Learning: A significant service-learning experience, approved by contract with a faculty advisor in ethics, in which ethical analysis and reflection on the experience are integrated. It is often desirable for the student to obtain this experience in a way that is connected with the student’s major. This can also be satisfied through suitable summer internships. (variable credit hours 1-4 credits).
  • Capstone: Each student must integrate his/her study of ethics through a reflective essay, usually in conjunction with the experiential learning requirement, or an additional integrative research project. These capstones are presented publicly during the student’s senior year (1 credit hour).

Please contact Colin Anderson for more information at AndersonCA@hiram.edu or 330.569.5145