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HUMN 330 : Values and Ethics

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College of Arts & Sciences (WARSC)
Values and Ethics
This course focuses on the process of practical ethics as a way of resolving moral conflict and of understanding professional responsibility in a multi-culturally diverse society without devaluating specific viewpoints of ethical or metaphysical theory, ideology, or religion. Students will use proposals, value judgments, observation statements, assumptions, and alternate-world assumptions in arguing contemporary issues of moral importance. With this basic moral logic, students will resolve issues in terms of rights, responsibilities, and the community of rational beings; in terms of consequences and contingencies; and in terms of habituated virtues and character. Free and unrestricted discourse will be encouraged so as to let students find common ground in diversity.

This course is designed to help students:

1. Understand the basic vocabulary and fundamental theories of ethics.

2. Discover life's values and determine which values are the most worthwhile.

3. Relate the textbook theories to actual life situations.

4. Find greater personal peace by choosing more constructive values.

5. Apply understanding of ethics to personal lives.

6. Understand the relationship between attitudes, values and moral conduct.

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:

1. Judge the role and importance of ethics and evaluate moral behavior based on the criteria of value and self autonomy.

2. Assess the psychological, sociological, historical, and philosophical background of ethics.

3. Relate the nature and role of reason in understanding values.4. Relate the nature and characteristics of freedom when respondng to values.5. Distinguish and apply ethical principles in ethical situations.

6. Explain the various arguments for and against the major contemporary ethical issues.

7. Discuss one's options for identifying and replacing inferior values.

8. Explain the role, nature, and characteristics of responsibility.

9. Defend the value of and the process of foreseeing the consequences of an individual’sconduct.

10. Defend the choice of a viable ethical theory in solving an ethical problem.

11. Utilize the principles of critical thinking to enhance learning skills and to increase intellectual and moral growth.

12. Evaluate their conduct in the light of constructive ethical expectations.

Located on the Daytona Beach Campus, the Jack R. Hunt Library is the primary library for all students of the Worldwide Campus. The Chief Academic Officer strongly recommends that every faculty member, where appropriate, require all students in his or her classes to access the Hunt Library or a comparable college-level local library for research. The results of this research can be used for class projects such as research papers, group discussion, or individual presentations. Students should feel comfortable with using the resources of the library. 

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Written assignments must be formatted in accordance with the current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) unless otherwise instructed in individual assignments.

ActivityPercent of Grade
Input Grading Item100

Undergraduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 60% F

Graduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
0 - 69% F
Debra Bourdeau, Ph.D. - 3/31/2015
Kara Fontenot - 3/31/2015
Theresa Maue, Ph.D. - 3/31/2015
Dr. James Schultz – 3/31/2015
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