Learning Outcomes

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.