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
Why 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.
Eliana Eunhee Kim, Chemistry
Culminating Project: "The Morality of Physician-Assisted Suicide"
I will explore the current debate in the United States on the legalization of Physician-Assisted Suicide (PAS). My research will first include the historical progression of the controversy with key social events and legislative changes leading up to the current debate. Then I will be presenting different sides of argument focusing on three main areas of current debate: the morality of the role of physician in administering PAS; the slippery slope argument concerning the legalization of PAS; the debated necessity of PAS when palliative care is available.
Iris Liu '16 Biology
Culminating 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
Reason 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
Leda Espinoza '16 Biology
Josh Tupler '16 Government
Culminating Project: "Strategic Schizoid: the Puzzle of Canadian Ballistic Missile Defense"
Christine Mayberry '16 History
Marie Plecha '16 Government
Sarah Zmarrou '16 Government
Taylor Woolrich '16 Economics
Storey Pickett Dyer Kloman '17
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: 10/26/15