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PHI 105 Introduction to Ethics
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2018
SUN#: PHI 1105
AGEC: Humanities   Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry   Social and Behavioral Sciences  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F

Description: Major philosophical theories of conduct with an emphasis on the application of normative ethical theory to contemporary topics. Prerequisite: ENG101.

Prerequisites: ENG101

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Analysis Level) Identify and compare various ethical theories, including those of philosophers such as Aristotle, Immanuel Kant, and John Stuart Mill, and name and place proponents of those theories in historical and philosophical contexts.(CSLO 2, 3, and 4)
2. (Analysis Level) Identify and compare general ethical theories, including divine command ethics, virtue ethics, and others. Determine which theory(ies) comprises the basis for one's own personal ethical decision making. (CSLO 2 and 4)
3. (Analysis Level) Given a specific modern day ethical conflict situation or dilemma, determine what philosophers, such as Kant, Aristotle, or Mill, would do in that situation based on each of their ethical theories. (CSLO 2 and 4)
4. (Evaluation Level) Develop, express, and justify consistent personal positions on different ethical issues, such as obligations to help the poor within the U.S. and other countries, abortion, sexual equality, racism, sexual harassment, pornography, hate speech, gay and lesbian issues, war, and international terrorism. (CSLO 3 and 4)
5. (Evaluation Level) Write research papers (minimum 3,500 words total) exhibiting a competency in interpretation and evaluation of evidence on modern ethical topics such as homelessness, homosexuality, and other issues. (CSLO 2 and 4)
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