Practice and Respect Critical and Ethical Reasoning (CER)

The dividing line between an ordered society that serves all citizens and an amoral/unjust society is in the determination and application of a set of moral principles or values. Therefore, students should acquire competency in distinguishing among the major ethical traditions that have shaped civil society. Students should demonstrate a capacity to address contemporary ethical challenges and debates in a variety of ethical traditions. Students should be able to assess the differences among ethical, legal, societal and political issues. Possible courses include philosophy, business ethics, medical ethics, political principles, religious ethics, engineering ethics, or professional ethics.

Learning Outcomes for ”Practice and Respect Critical and Ethical Reasoning”
1. Demonstrate an ability to distinguish among the ethical principles guiding human behavior.
2. Apply ethical reasoning to a variety of situations and human experience.
3. Understand and differentiate ethical, legal, social justice, and political issues.

Standards for ”Practice and Respect Critical and Ethical Reasoning”
1. A certified course shall satisfy one of the three learning outcomes.

As of December 2013, the courses below have been certified as meeting the learning objectives and standards for the CER category.

  • AFH 379 Philosophy of Race (III) (also certified as HFA+ and USA)
  • AFS 101 Themes in the Black Experience I (also certified as USA and SBS)
  • AFS 102 Themes in the Black Experience II (also certified as USA and SBS)
  • BUS 447 Business Ethics (also certified as WRTD and SPK)
  • CHE 385 Tools of Chemistry (also certified as SPK)
  • HON 301 Science, Engineering, Medicine, and Society (also certified as STAS)
  • JRN 350 Journalistic Judgment and Ethics
  • PHI 104 Moral Reasoning (II) (also certified as HUM)
  • PHI 105 Politics and Society (II) (also certified as HUM)
  • PHI 247 Existentialism (I) (also certified as HUM)
  • PHI 277 Political Philosophy (II) (also certified as HUM)
  • PHI 284 Introduction to Feminist Theory (III) (also certified as HUM)
  • PHI 336 Philosophy of Religion (II) (also certified as HFA+)
  • PHI 366 Philosophy and the Environment (III) (also certified as HFA+)
  • PHI 367 Philosophy of War and Peace (III) (also certified as HFA+)
  • PHI 372 Ethical Inquiry (II) (also certified as HFA+)
  • PHI 374 Bioethics (also certified as HFA+)
  • PHI 375 Philosophy of Law (III) (also certified as HFA+)
  • PHI 377 Contemporary Political Philosophy (II) (also certified as HFA+)
  • PHI 379 Philosophy of Race (III) (also certified as HFA+ and USA)
  • PHI 383 Philosophical Issues of Race and Gender (III) (also certified as HFA+)
  • PHI 384 Advanced Topics in Feminist Philosophy (III) (also certified as HFA+)
  • POL 377 Contemporary Political Philosophy (II) (also certified as HFA+)
  • PSY 103 Introduction to Psychology (also certified as SBS)
  • SBC 203 Interpretation and Critical Analysis (also certified as WRTD and HUM)
  • WST 284 Introduction to Feminist Theory (III) (also certified as HUM)
  • WST 383 Philosophical Issues of Race and Gender (III) (also certified as HFA+)
  • WST 384 Advanced Topics in Feminist Philosophy (III) (also certified as HFA+)

 

 

 

 

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