Ethics is a thoughtful analysis of a variety of value systems found in societies today. It explores the nature and meaning of good and evil and how these concepts relate to concepts of right and wrong. Through the use of critical judgment and philosophical thought, the course explores ethical theories from classical to modern times and includes consideration of ethics that are part of Eastern philosophical traditions as well as sources from other non-traditional frameworks and paradigms. Group 1 course.
Recommended Prerequisites or Skills Competencies
Completion of ENG 11
/111 or placement into ENG 111
General Education Outcomes supported by this course
Communications - Direct, Critical Thinking - Direct
Other college designations supported by this course
Degree Req:Cultural Persp/Div, Infused: Writing Intensive
Course Learning Outcomes Knowledge:
- Demonstrate historical and conceptual knowledge of Ethics as a branch of Philosophy.
- Practice Philosophical Analysis and Inquiry in the area of Ethics.
- Demonstrate effective communication skills.
- Explain the connection philosophical ethical inquiry has with other areas of human endeavor and within its historical contexts.
- Evaluate ethical issues within intra-cultural and global contexts.
Caring - Civic Learning:
- Reflect on traditional philosophical and non-traditional ethical frameworks and paradigms.
Learning How to Learn:
- Demonstrate open-mindedness by considering alternative historical and cultural ethical values and points of view.
- Communicate as a philosopher.