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Carly Schnitzler '16 English modified with Philosophy


Reason for Minor: I have always been interested in applied ethics, especially in relation to the role of media in societal perception of ethical issues, so combining an ethics minor with an English/Philosophy major seemed like a natural fit. The minor brings my modified major together quite well - it provides a beautiful framework for me to bridge the gap between the literary empirical and the philosophical abstract in my studies.

Culminating project I will be exploring domestic nutritional and educational inequalities (and how the two interact) and what ethical solutions have been or should be proposed to attempt to remedy them.

Sonia Robiner '16 Economics

Sonia RobinerWhy I chose the minor: As an Economics modified with Psychology major, I am interested in corporate strategy and how it seeks to impact the decisions of consumers. In going about that, however, the concept of what's moral or ethical sometimes gets lost. Companies use powerful methods to try to persuade the public and, in studying applied ethics, I am hoping to get a better sense of how the government should regulate the persuasive actions of firms and industries.

Culminating Project: For my culminating project, I'll be studying the morality of prostitution in areas where it's completely or partially legalized to determine the ideal level of government regulation and to see if a system of unforced prostitution exists or is possible. Prostitution deals with a number of ethical considerations including: the commodification of human bodies, worker's rights, individual agency, etc.

 Iris Liu '16 Biology

Iris LiuCulminating Project: "Ethical Implications of Transitional Challenges in Hospice Enrollment: Quality Standards and the Affordable Care Act" As the quality of end-of-life care in America has come under increasing fire in recent years, health care providers, patients and legislators have faced numerous challenges in addressing the stigma surrounding palliative and end-of-life care.






 Jake Bayer '16 Government

 Jake BayerReason for Minor:  

The study of ethics has trained my moral reasoning and helped me better address challenging personal and professional decisions. Ethics touches upon a variety of fields and studies the uppermost levels of values and logic within them. 

Culminating Project:  My senior project will examine the cultural representations and storytelling techniques of modern pop culture to study their implied ethical systems.



Laura Hayes '16 Government

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Leda Espinoza '16 Biology 

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 Josh Tupler '16 Government


Culminating Project: "Strategic Schizoid: the Puzzle of Canadian Ballistic Missile Defense"










 Christine Mayberry '16 History

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 Marie Plecha '16 Government

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Sarah Zmarrou '16 Government

Taylor Woolrich '16 Economics


Storey Pickett Dyer Kloman '17

Storey Reason for Minor: 

I have always been interested in applied ethics, especially in relation to medical/clinical ethics. As a geography modified with economics major, an ethics minor allows me to continue to pursue that interest while simultaneously providing me with the perfect framework to connect my two majors. 

Michelle Martinez '17 Psychology


Issa Sylla '17 Undeclared

Allison Liegner '17


Last Updated: 9/28/15