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Goal 9. Ethical and Civic Responsibility

Goal: To develop students' capacity to identify, discuss, and reflect upon the ethical dimensions of political, social, and personal life and to understand the ways in which they can exercise responsible and productive citizenship. While there are diverse views of social justice or the common good in a pluralistic society, students should learn that responsible citizenship requires them to develop skills to understand their own and others, positions, be part of the free exchange of ideas, and function as public-minded citizens.

LEP Objective: Understand and evaluate ethical or civic issues and theories, and participate in active citizenship or ethical judgment. Students can meet this requirement through 1 approved course or experience.

Students will be able to:

  1. Examine, articulate, and apply their own ethical views.
  2. Understand and apply core concepts (e.g. politics, rights and obligations, justice, liberty) to specific issues.
  3. Analyze and reflect on the ethical dimensions of legal, social, and scientific issues.
  4. Recognize the diversity of political motivations and interests of others.
  5. Identify ways to exercise the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.

Consistent with LEP Student Learning Outcomes, students will also demonstrate their ability to:

  • Explain the connections among education, citizenship, and participation in a democratic society. 
  • Explain major ethical or political theories.
  • Describe how interpretations of ethics or citizenship may vary by nationality, ethnicity, race, color, religion, gender, ability and disability, or sexual orientation. 
  • Apply concepts such as democracy, rights, morality, justice, virtue, liberty and obligation to personal, professional, and public issues. 
  • Analyze and evaluate alternative theoretical approaches or formulate solutions to ethical or civic issues.
  • Develop and exercise personal agency or ethical judgment in the public domain. 

Goal 9: Ethical and Civic Responsibility

Goal 9: Ethical and Civic Responsibility  (1 course)

BLAW 235, The Legal, Ethical, and Global Environment of Business, 3 Cr.

CMTY 195, Community and Democratic Citizenship, 3 Cr.

ECE 101, Introduction to the Engineering Profession (Same as GENG 101), 3 Cr.

ECON 195, Economics and Democratic Citizenship, 3 Cr.

GENG 101, Ethics and the Engineering Profession (Same as ECE 101), 3 Cr.

GENG 103, Engineering Ethics, 2 Cr.

GLST 1958, Global Society and Citizenship, 3 Cr.

GWS 4308, Feminist Transformative Leadership, 3 Cr.

HIST 1955, Democratic Citizenship, 3 Cr.

HURL 201, Non-Oppressive Relationships I (Diversity), 3 Cr.

LC 445, Service Learning Experience, 2-4 Cr.

PHIL 2126, Moral Problems and Theories, 3 Cr.

PHIL 21310, Environmental Ethics, 3 Cr.

PHIL 3278, Global Justice, 3 Cr.

PHIL 328, Bioethics (Diversity), 3 Cr.

PHIL 329, Ethics in Professional Communication (Diversity), 3 Cr.

PHIL 4848, Global Business Ethics, 3 Cr.

POL 1115, American National Government, 3 Cr.

POL 320, Women in Politics (Diversity), 3 Cr.

REL 201, Religious Pluralism, 3 Cr.

REL 2606, Comparative Religious Ethics, 3 Cr.

SOC 1115, Social Problems (Diversity), 3 Cr.

SW 195, Social Welfare and Democratic Citizenship, 3 Cr.


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