This course will focus on how people create and sustain worldviews that determine their ethics. Students will investigate various classic theories and modern models of ethical practices and apply them to professional, research, government, non-profit, and private sectors. They will collaborate in debating the effectiveness of ethics in daily life and organizational behavior. (3 credits)
- ENG 101: English Composition 1
- ENG 102: English Composition 2
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
- Understand and explain classic ethical theories.
- Apply ethical theories to practical situations and case studies.
- Evaluate the effectiveness of ethical models and concepts.
- Identify cases wherein ethical theories can apply.
- Formulate solutions to ethical dilemmas.
- Analyze case studies of ethical responses of corporations, politicians, philanthropists, and individuals.
- Create an ethics document.
- Hypothesize best practices to conflicting worldviews and ethical outcomes between people and organizations.
- Explain ethical models through discussion and written form.
- Answer and discuss ethical questions.
Course Activities and Grading
Discussions (Weeks 1-8)
Writing Assignment (Week 1)
Writing Assignment (Week 2)
Midterm Exam (Week 4)
Writing Assignment (Week 6)
Honor Code (Week 5)
Final Exam (Week 8)
- This course uses Open Educational Resources (OER). OER are openly licensed, educational resources that can be used for teaching, learning and research. OER may consist of a variety of resources such as textbooks, videos and software that are no cost for students.
- Archie, Lee and John G. Archie. Introduction to Ethical Studies: An Open Source Reader
- The School of Life YouTube Channel
- Hans Tokke YouTube Channel
- Other articles will be referenced in the various units
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Topic: Being A Good Person: What makes someone a virtuous person
Topic: Free to be Me: How humans make life decisions
Topic: Midterm Exam
Exam Covers Readings, Videos, Articles for first half of course
Topics: Honor Codes: rules and accountability for living
Topics: Research Ethics and Scientific Inquiry
Topic: Business Ethics
Topic: Final Exam
Final Exam (50 multiple choice questions)
Exam Covers Readings, Videos, Articles for whole course
COSC Accessibility Statement
Charter Oak State College encourages students with disabilities, including non-visible disabilities such as chronic diseases, learning disabilities, head injury, attention deficit/hyperactive disorder, or psychiatric disabilities, to discuss appropriate accommodations with the Office of Accessibility Services at OAS@charteroak.edu.
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