Jul 18, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2022-23 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2022-23 [Archived Catalog]

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PHIL 2300 - Ethical Reasoning: From Theory to Application


This course is a study of major ethical theories and their application to contemporary ethical issues. In applying ethical theories to contemporary issues, students analyze the implications of various theories for these issues and formulate recommendations for ethically informed responses. Throughout this process, students critically reflect upon their own values and principles, including both those that have guided their behavior in the past and those they aspire to follow in the future.

Credit Hours: 1
OHIO BRICKS Bridge: Ethics and Reasoning
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 1.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will be able to identify the ethical values and principles that guide their decision-making.
  • Students will be able to analyze, refine, and provide a justification for their core ethical values and principles.
  • Students will be able to explain alternative moral theories in a manner that displays comprehension of the fundamental principles, values, and concepts essential to each theory.
  • Students will be able to analyze contemporary ethical issues such that they will be able to a) identify the morally salient features of the issue and b) articulate the implications of alternative ethical theories for the issue.
  • Students will be able to make an informed recommendation for an ethically appropriate response to a contemporary ethical issue.



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