Employing Ethical Reasoning

Short Name: Ethical Reasoning | User Code: ER

Students study and practice methods of analyzing and evaluating the moral dimensions of situations and conduct. They learn ethical theories and frameworks; explore how conceptions of morals and ethics shape interpretation of concepts such as justice, fairness, rights and responsibilities, virtue, and the good life; and apply these to personal, professional, social, political, historical or economic questions and situations.

Learning Goals: By the end of the course, students should be able to

  1. Describe the moral and ethical elements of an issue, problem, or situation.
  2. Explain at least two key ethical theories.
  3. Apply ethical theories to moral dilemmas and personal positions.