Ethics Living Learning Community

students discussing philosophy outside and in a forum with other students and faculty


In partnership with the Department of Philosophy, the Ethics LLC affords students the opportunity to become better skilled at understanding and resolving ethical problems through coursework and dialogue with their peers. This residential community is comprised of students who are interested in grappling with ethical questions and who want to develop their knowledge base and skills for ethical reflection. Participants will also have regular co-curricular opportunities to interact with faculty in workshops, panel discussions, etc. focusing on specific ethical questions.

Location:  Louisville Hall

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  • Increased understanding of, and engagement in, issues of public importance
  • Increased sense of community as a student at UofL
  • Increased understanding of the value of philosophy and the humanities
  • Increased commitment to complete your degree
  • Development of an ethical character
  • Increased opportunities to work closely with faculty
  • Opportunity to take both PHIL 222: Contemporary Ethical Problems and PHIL 321: Ethics with LLC participants. One ethics elective will be chosen individually.

Who can apply?

  • Any incoming first-year student interested in ethics

Required Courses

Fall: PHIL 220 - 1-credit directed reading

Spring: PHIL 220 - 1-credit directed reading