Employing Ethical Reasoning
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
- Describe the moral and ethical elements of an issue, problem, or situation.
- Explain at least two key ethical theories.
- Apply ethical theories to moral dilemmas and personal positions.