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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Rising Hope, Inc. | Evaluated Learning Experience

Ethics: Theory and Contemporary Issues


45 hours (15 weeks).  

Various facilities as authorized by Rising Hope, Inc.

November 2011 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

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.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Ethics, Philosophy or Religion and Society (11/16) (4/22 revalidation).