Category: General Education

Ethics students visit the Florida Holocaust Museum on Veterans Day

by Ethics Department Assistant Professor Joann Vaughan This past Veterans Day, I and my students from the Seminole campus and online classes of St. Petersburg College visited the Florida Holocaust Museum in St. Petersburg. The visit was sponsored by the St. Petersburg College Applied Ethics Department. When we arrived, we were given the opportunity to … Continue reading Ethics students visit the Florida Holocaust Museum on Veterans Day

Fall Ethics Forum -student reaction by Danielle Zeiro

Dr. Tan’s Story I attended Dr. Tan’s forum on October 19, 2016. I listened to him tell his story, and I left Clearwater with a new perspective on life. Dr. Tan grew up in poverty in China where he didn’t even have shoes to wear to school. His mother was alcoholic and abusive, and he … Continue reading Fall Ethics Forum -student reaction by Danielle Zeiro

Ethics fall scholarships awarded

By Dr. Laurie King, Professor of Applied Ethics Every fall and spring semester, the Applied Ethics Institute awards scholarships to students enrolled in our PHI 1600 Applied Ethics course. We have been awarding these scholarships for years, giving out $1000.00 divided between five different students each semester. We also try to make sure students from … Continue reading Ethics fall scholarships awarded

Holocaust Museum visit proves poignant to SPC ethics students

By Melissa Coakley, Professor On Friday, September 30 the St. Petersburg College Applied Ethics Department sponsored a student field trip to the Florida Holocaust Museum in St. Petersburg. The visit helped solidify some of the theoretical notions learned in PHI 1600, such as Kant’s Respect for Persons, the categorical imperative put forth by philosopher Immanuel … Continue reading Holocaust Museum visit proves poignant to SPC ethics students

David Brooks speaks at SPC Foundation event

On Wednesday, September 21, The St. Petersburg College Foundation hosted its second annual distinguished speaker event featuring political and social analyst and best-selling author David Brooks. Brooks is a New York Times columnist and a commentator on PBS NewsHour. His newest book is The Road to Character. Two kinds of virtue As an ethics professor, I am … Continue reading David Brooks speaks at SPC Foundation event

Ethics Students Visit Pinellas County Waste Department

by Ethics Department Assistant Professor Melissa Coakley. On Wednesday June 22nd Applied Ethics students from the Clearwater campus spent the afternoon at the Pinellas County Waste Department.  The students are part of a special topic course in environmental ethics and had been looking forward to the trip for several weeks. Upon arrival at the facility students … Continue reading Ethics Students Visit Pinellas County Waste Department

Ethics in Popular Culture – Fall 2015

Interested in taking another Ethics course? Coming in Fall 2015: PHI 2624 – Ethics in Popular Culture and Entertainment (3 credit  hours) Movies, Television, Music and College Credit all in one! Online Course – Section #882 *This course does not require you to purchase a textbook. *This is not a Gordon Rule Course. *You must … Continue reading Ethics in Popular Culture – Fall 2015

Ethical Discussions: Legalizing the sale of kidneys

The need for kidney transplants has been steadily growing in recent years. In the United States as well as many other countries, the need for kidney transplants is far greater than available donors. According to an article in the New York Times, in 2013 there were approximately 16,900 kidney transplants. However, this past September there … Continue reading Ethical Discussions: Legalizing the sale of kidneys