Ethics Learning Outcomes
Ethics minor students will understand:
- The historical context, the import, and the strengths and weaknesses of various paradigms of ethical reflection
- The ways in which ethical theories have been applied to concrete human concerns
- The relevance of ethical reflection to critical issues arising in their chosen major field of study.
Ethics minor students will be able to:
- Demonstrate written competency in the analysis and application of ethical theories to vexed practical problems
- Draw on their own experience and on insights gleaned from their major field of study to further the evaluation and refinement of ethical theories.
Ethics minor students will value:
- The importance of ethical reflection in creating and sustaining healthy human communities
- The productive relation between ethical reflection and other practical and theoretical pursuits
- The power of reflection and self-criticism to transform one’s self-conception as well as one’s relationships to others.