Markkula Center for Applied Ethics

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Student Reading on Santa Clara University Campus

In addition to its primary focus areas, the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics offers articles, cases and other learning materials in the following subjects:

Environmental Ethics

Reflecting the University's strategic focus on sustainability, the Ethics Center sponsors many programs and develops online resources in Environmental Ethics.  In 2015, we participated in the University's international conference on climate change.  Our undergraduate Environmental Ethics Fellows have developed a set of resources on the ethical aspects of sustainability on the SCU campus. We also offer a short course in environmental ethics, a teaching module on the papal encyclical on the environment, and other materials.

Engineering Ethics

Resources include engineering ethics cases and a teaching module on software engineering ethics.

Sports Ethics

Articles on a variety of ethical issues in youth, college, and professional sports, including cheating, steroids, and whether or not sports can build character.

Global Ethics

Articles on cross-cultural ethics, immigration, and other international topics.

Legal Ethics

Articles on ethical issues in the criminal justice and legal systems, including jury impartiality, capital punishment, child custody, and equal justice under law.