Aug 14, 2020  
2019 - 2020 Cowley College Academic Catalog 
    
2019 - 2020 Cowley College Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHO6460 ETHICS COURSE PROCEDURE


PHO6460 ETHICS

3 Credit Hours

Student Level:

This course is open to students on the college level in either Freshman or Sophomore year.

Catalog Description:

PHO6460 - Ethics (3 hrs.)

[KRSN PHL1020]

A practical approach to recognizing, understanding and solving ethical problems confronting individuals in today’s society. Basic concepts of applied ethical theories in moral philosophy and reasoning are examined using critical thinking and responsible decision making skills.

Course Classification:

Lecture

Prerequisites:

None

Controlling Purpose:

This course is designed to help the student examine a variety of social personal and professional ethical issues and problems and learn methods of resolving the issues through the use of critical thinking skills, ethical reasoning and legal and professional codes of conduct.

Learner Outcomes:

  • The student will understand the historical development of ethical thinking, considering ideas from early Greek to contemporary philosophers
  • The student will recognize and analyze a variety of ethical issues when confronted with examples of situations containing such issues
  • The student will understand the multi cultural aspects of ethics
  • The student will apply critical thinking skills, ethical principles, and logical reasoning processes to resolve ethical issues

Core Outcomes

The learning outcomes and competencies detailed in this course meet, or exceed the learning outcomes and competencies specified by the Kansas Core Outcomes Project for this course, as sanctioned by the Kansas Board of Regents.

Unit Outcomes for Criterion Based Evaluation:

The following outline defines the minimum core content not including the final examination period.  Instructors may add other material as time allows.

UNIT 1: Conflict of Interest

Outcomes: Upon Completion of this unit, students will be able to successfully…

  • Identify possible sources of one’s “sense of right and wrong”
  • Classify matters as non-moral or moral
  • Explain how story-telling assists in decision making
  • Compare and contrast “moral virtues” with “intellectual virtues
  • Trace the development of modern theories of virtue
  • Recall what a “study of ethics” should provide us

UNIT 2: Moral Theory and Developmental Reasoning

Outcomes: Upon Completion of this unit, students will be able to successfully…

  • Summarize the theory of self realization
  • Describe key elements of Aristotle conceptual framework often adopted by Christians
  • Compare and contrast metaethics with normative ethics
  • Identify the sources from which the Divine Theorist is to determine the Will of God
  • Evaluate Kohlberg’s stages of moral development

UNIT 3: Social Issues: Abortion and Death and Dying

Outcomes: Upon Completion of this unit, students will be able to successfully…

  • Name four specific kinds of conflict that the abortion issue can reflect
  • Role play the abortion issues as they impact the wider family circle
  • Distinguish between killing suicide, assisted suicide, homicide on request and mercy killing
  • Summarize arguments in support of moral difference between active killing and allowing to die

UNIT 4: Bioethics and Sexual Ethics

Outcomes: Upon Completion of this unit, students will be able to successfully…

  • Summarize the core principles of the Hippocratic Oath
  • Evaluate the positions for and against the “principle of truth-tellings”
  • Evaluate medical proposals used in a social dimension as they relate to disease, organ procurement, and scarce medical resource
  • Outline the history of sexual ethics from the period of the ancient Hebrews through the Sexual Revolution
  • Identify factors contributing to liberal sexual standards of periods in American History
  • Give examples of how “consent” is not the only factor involved in determining the morality or immorality of sexual behavior

UNIT 5: Pornographic/Punishment

Outcomes: Upon Completion of this unit, students will be able to successfully…

  • Compare and contrast elements of “Roth” and “Miller” tests for obscenity
  • Discuss and evaluate legislation governing pornography
  • Identify and discuss aspects of punishment as a philosophical problem
  • Explain the concept of “foreseeing the consequences” regarding the punishment issue
  • Describe “mixed” and “Integrative” approach to punishment
  • Identify an environmental problem and apply problem solving steps to eliminate or reduce the problem

UNIT 6: Issues: War/Economics

Outcomes: Upon Completion of this unit, students will be able to successfully…

  • Name possible international standards to which nations can refer in deciding issues of war
  • Discuss and develop methods for ethical matters as they pertain to the issues of pacifism and war
  • Compare and/or contrast the moral requirements for responding to world hunger

UNIT 7: Issues: Business and Professonal Responsibility

Outcomes: Upon Completion of this unit, students will be able to successfully…

  • Explain the three levels of ethical behavior that affect people
  • Identify characteristics elements of the professional structure
  • Compare and contrast the ethical power standards for individuals as identified by Kenneth Blanchard and Norman Vincent Peale
  • Name two advantages and two disadvantages of the participatory management model
  • Explain and justify the “corporate culture” concept

UNIT 8: Social Implications in Business

Outcomes: Upon Completion of this unit, students will be able to successfully…

  • Name and explain the three concepts in favor of and against the ideals of social responsibility
  • Discuss the pyramid form of corporate governance
  • Differentiate between and discuss the stockholder and the stockholder models
  • Identify lessons learned from successful businesses with regard to pursuing ethical standards
  • Describe the positive role of criticism in the workplace
  • Summarize basic constitutional rights in the workplace and name the moral conflicts confronting anyone who considers “blowing the whistle”

UNIT 9: Workplace Discrimination

Outcomes: Upon Completion of this unit, students will be able to successfully…

  • Summarize various federal enactments in the field of fair employment law
  • Explain how increased education might translate into occupational gains
  • Identify two examples of people who have achieved despite obstacles of prejudice
  • List and discuss examples of the social cost of bias
  • Outline the history of libel law in the US

UNIT 10: Codes of Ethics

Outcomes: Upon Completion of this unit, students will be able to successfully…

  • Recall factors leading to federal and state campaign finance reform
  • Explain how codes of ethics vary
  • Discuss the code of ethics with present day applications
  • Compare and contrast professional and corporate code of ethics

Projects Required:

Textbook:

Contact Bookstore for current textbook.

Materials/Equipment Required:

Attendance Policy: 

Students should adhere to the attendance policy outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.

Grading Policy:

The grading policy will be outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.

Maximum class size:

Based on classroom occupancy

Course Time Frame:

The U.S. Department of Education, Higher Learning Commission, and the Kansas Board of Regents define credit hour and have specific regulations that the college must follow when developing, teaching, and assessing the educational aspects of the college. A credit hour is an amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement that is an institutionally-established equivalency that reasonably approximates not less than one hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of out-of-class student work for approximately fifteen weeks for one semester hour of credit or an equivalent amount of work over a different amount of time. The number of semester hours of credit allowed for each distance education or blended hybrid courses shall be assigned by the college based on the amount of time needed to achieve the same course outcomes in a purely face-to-face format.

Refer to the following policies:

402.00 Academic Code of Conduct

263.00 Student Appeal of Course Grades

403.00 Student Code of Conduct

Disability Services Program: 

Cowley College, in recognition of state and federal laws, will accommodate a student with a documented disability.  If a student has a disability which may impact work in this class which requires accommodations, contact the Disability Services Coordinator.