PHIL 2100 - Introduction to Ethics
Credit Hours: 3.00
A critical examination of the foundation of various ethical systems. Specific ethical problems are posed especially those which relate to the student’s situation and possible solutions are discussed. Students will be challenged to define and defend their ethical position against alternative systems.
Billable Contact Hours: 3
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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the subject matter of ethics.
- Identify various ethical positions.
- Identify various ethical problems.
- Identify various ethical arguments.
Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate a facility with the vocabulary of ethics.
- Recognize the vocabulary of ethics.
- Define the vocabulary of ethics.
- Apply the vocabulary of ethics.
Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to apply critical thinking skills to ethics.
- Identify premises inherent in ethical arguments/theories.
- Identify the assumptions inherent in ethical arguments/theories.
- Analyze the implications of ethical arguments/theories.
COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
CDO marked YES apply to this course:
- Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
- Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
- Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
- Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
- Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
- Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.
Critical Thinking: YES
Global Literacy: YES
Information Literacy: YES
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
- An introduction to various ethical theories
- An examination of various ethical arguments and terms
- An examination of some major ethical thinkers
- An investigation of some contemporary ethical issues
Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088
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