Rising Hope, Inc. | Evaluated Learning Experience
Ethics: Theory and Contemporary Issues
45 hours (15 weeks).
November 2011 - Present.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: explain ethical terms and values involved in real-life situations; evaluate and apply multiple ethical theories to dilemmas and contemporary issues posed by assignments, test questions, and real-life situations; analyze the reasons for decisions that influence others in terms of ethical concepts of value; and defend and advocate ethical judgements and decisions.
Instruction is offered via classroom lectures accompanied by readings, quizzes, homework, debate, interactive problem solving, a mid-term exam, and a research paper. Major topics include: moral authority theory; human nature theory; primary values theory; economic justice; equality and discrimination; punishment and the death penalty; violence and war; and sex and abortion. Prerequisite: College Writing I.
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Ethics, Philosophy or Religion and Society (11/16).