Welcome to the internet page of the EPG – Centre for Basic Studies in Ethics and Philosophy
Basic Studies in Ethics and Philosophy (Ethisch-Philosophisches Grundlagenstudium - EPG) has been an obligatory part of “Teacher Training” University Degrees (Gymnasial-Lehramtsstudiums) in Baden-Württemberg since the summer term of 2001. The objective of the EPG is to sensitize future teachers to scientific and occupational ethical problems, to communicate fundamental ethical knowledge, to develop skills in reasoning and discussion, and to provide them with non-reductionist, ethically reflected scientific understanding. The Basic Ethics and Philosophy study programme consists of two courses, each held two hours a week, which are graded according to the performance of students in oral presentations or written examinations or essays. The basic ethical-philosophical courses are interdisciplinary.