Aug 13, 2022
PHIL 2300 - Ethics in Practice
This is an introductory course in moral theory that teaches systems of ethics as they apply to modern life. It focuses on contemporary ethical conflicts in various fields and requires students to research conflicts in their chosen fields of study/ future employment. This is a Writing Intensive Course. At least 30% of the grade will be earned through writing assignments that demand critical thinking, writing, and reading skills.
Instructional Method Lecture
General Education Requirement: Humanities
Comments: This course fulfills the Human Culture requirement at UW. This is a writing intensive course.
Minimum Student Competencies
Upon completion of PHIL 2300 Ethics in Practice, the student will:
- Define the vocabulary of the study of ethics.
- Apply the vocabulary of the study of ethics to current issues
- Examine, both orally and in writing, philosophical ethical traditions.
- Explain ethical dilemmas.
- Express, in writing, a position on an ethical dilemma supported by logic and reasoning.
- Integrate ethical standards from multiple sources from the student’s field into a set of ethical standards for said field.
- Assess responses to ethical dilemmas found through research within the student’s field of study.
- Apply ethical standards from the student’s field to a current event in said field.
- Compare responses to ethical dilemmas found within contemporary issues.
- Evaluate arguments concerning issues in contemporary ethics.
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