Aug 09, 2022
SSE 184 - Introductory Ethics: A Social Services Perspective 3 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 0 lab periods
Exploratory introduction of ethics from an historical and multicultural perspective viewed through the lens of contemporary social issues and social services delivery systems.
Gen-Ed: Meets AGEC - HUM; Meets CTE - A&H.
Course Learning Outcomes
- Examine the values and beliefs that inform our personal ethical codes.
- Understand the historical development of ethical thinking, from ancient to contemporary philosophical traditions, with particular attention to the development of social services codes of ethics.
- Explore the ethical traditions of diverse cultures, including multicultural perspectives. Understand the similarities and differences between cultures in viewing human rights.
- Review the code of ethics of professions and/or occupations related to social service delivery.
- Recognize the nature of an ethical dilemma in the context of social service professions.
- Analyze personal and professional ethical dilemmas through models of ethical decision-making based on professional codes of ethics.
- Apply critical thinking skills and models of ethical decision-making to contemporary social issues.
- Matters of Life and Death
- Cloning and Reproductive Technologies
- Punishment and the Death Penalty
- War, Terrorism and Counterterrorism
- Matters of Diversity and Equality
- Human Rights
- Race and Ethnicity
- Sexual Orientation
- Expanding the Circle
- Poverty and Hunger
- Ethical Treatment of Animals
- Environmental Ethics
- Cyber Ethics
Full Academic Year 2021-2022
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