College Credits: 3
The academic study of Ethics includes about one-third theory and two-thirds practice. The theories and concepts of ethics have been historically fostered by major theorists who employ philosophical design to form ethical principles for application. Ethical theories, moral concepts, judgments and reasoning, meta-ethics (value theory, skepticism, naturalistic fallacy, etc.) and basic ethical concepts will be addressed in the theory portion of the course and final evaluation. Ethical practice questions will deal with corporate/business, social, personal, environmental, medical and professional issues and are among the majority of those facets which are evaluated in the end. Ethics is not a study of “black and white” sets of issues; rather, students must be able to apply ethical theory, concepts, knowledge and skill to a variety of situations.