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COURSE REQUIREMENTS

Morals III is an advanced course.  Students wishing to enroll in this course have to have completed HUM2391 Morals II.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Morality is provisionally described as those guidelines that tell us what is good or bad, right or wrong.  They regulate our conduct.  Ethics is hesitantly construed as the sensible explanation of our principled standards. These explanations will be clarified as the course advances.  This course is an analytical investigation of the fundamental moral theories and their utilizations to modern moral concerns.

You will be more completely armed to evaluate circumstances which emerge within separate areas of your life.  A scholarly plan will be studied in order to achieve this task.  You will cultivate collective knowledge of morality that will span many professional lines, thus becoming advantageous to you even in business situations.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

This course will delve into ethical principles and their social and political utilization to present-day issues.  Ethical standards will also be related to moral predicaments in politics, law, business and the professions.  Noteworthy ethical ideologies will be considered with specific innuendo to the issue of the neutrality of morality and to the affinity between moral acumen and rationalizing about other affairs.  By the end of this course, all students should:

  • Perceive, expound and analyze the prime ethical theories and describe these theories to current moral dilemmas
  • Administer methods of rational scrutiny to ethical debates, and determine inconsistencies in those arguments
  • Employ the moral problem-solving routines suggested by diverse moral philosophers and ethical customs to their own moral thinking
  • Promote the capacity to investigate and scrutinize moral disputes and opinions, including one’s own viewpoint
  • Manifest proficient English manuscript and strategic thinking skills honed in this class by the writing of analytical compositions
  • Evolve skills at philosophical rationale and reasoning
  • Endeavor to thoroughly examine and measure the debates with scholarly integrity and harmonize them with your views

ATTENDANCE

Attendance is mandatory for all students.  Excellent attendance is imperative for mastery and application of the information dispensed.  Whether you are sitting at a desk in a classroom or attending via Skype, your attendance is vital to your success.  Late arrivals are distracting and disrespectful.  Please refrain from being tardy.

Grades will be affected by absences and tardiness.  Participation in class is a prerequisite.  You learn from lectures, discussions and presentations.

CLASSROOM BEHAVIOR

Students are expected to treat all persons with respect.  We should all conduct ourselves in a courteous and responsible manner.  Be considerate, you can disagree, don’t insult.

Please set all your electronic devices to silent during class so as not to be a disturbance to others in the class.

TUTORIAL ASSISTANCE

We maintain an open-door policy for our students.  We are absolutely willing to discuss any matter that may arise during the course.  If you have any questions, problems, or need help with the course material, we urge you to reach out as soon as the issue arises.  If you want to contest a grade, you must do so within 48 hours and put it in writing.  Please ask your student advocate for help.  If you do not have a student advocate send an email to: academics@usilacs.org.

NON-DISCRIMINATORY STATEMENT

All students regardless of age, race, gender, religion, physical disability, class, etc., shall have equal opportunity without harassment in this course.  Any problems with or questions about harassment can be discussed confidentially via email at:  hr@usilacs.org.

DRESS CODE

For students enrolled who are attending in a classroom or via Skype, please be sure you are dressed modestly and respectfully. Please refer to www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/business%20casual.  NO short shorts or skirts.  Avoid low-cut tops.  We want to present ourselves in a dignified manner at all times.

NETIQUETTE

  • Always read through all the comments of the class before responding. This will avoid duplicating comments or questions asked.
  • Avoid language that could be offensive. All profanity is strictly prohibited. Remember that using all caps when replying online signifies shouting.  This would be rude and combative.
  • Be sensitive to the fact that there will be fellow students from all parts of the world with many differing backgrounds and languages. Remember that slang and idioms will most likely be misconceived and/or misinterpreted.  These should be avoided.
  • Respect others views or opinions.
  • Be thoughtful of the privacy of others. Ask permission before sharing email addresses or other personal information.
  • Do not forward inappropriate material such as: virus warnings, chain letters, jokes, etc.  The sharing of pornographic material is strictly prohibited.
  • Use good spelling and grammar. Avoid using texting shortcuts.
  • Strive to compose your comments in a positive, supportive and constructive manner at all times.

Any of these offenses will be dealt with by the school disciplinary committee.

ADA ACCOMMODATIONS

All reasonable accommodations will be provided for students with disabilities.  Any student attending USILACS who needs an accommodation due to a chronic challenge (i.e. blindness, deaf or hard of hearing, mobility issues, psychological, or learning disability), register with:

USILACS Registrar’s Office
2410 NE 18th Place
Ocala
, FL  33470
1-305-330-2202

registrarsoffice@usilacs.org

ACADEMIC DISHONESTY/CHEATING

We encourage collaborating with others, either in person or online, to study and learn.  When you complete your assignments or your exams, however, the wording has to be your own.

Plagiarism is the theft of someone else’s work and ideas.  You are permitted to cite or even quote someone else, however, you must properly cite them.  There are two accepted ways of doing this.  They are known as Modern Language Association (MLA) or American Psychological Association (APA).  You can visit www.citationmachine.net for help in correctly citing information.

As a school that strives to maintain high moral standards, we strongly caution our students to be ethical and honest.  Endeavor to be honest in conducting yourself in regard to any coursework you accomplish or exams you may take.  Cheating is a dishonest practice.

 MINIMUM REQUIRED SUPPLIES

All students will need all of the following:

  • Computer with camera, microphone, and speakers.
  • Skype installed on the computer with an active Skype account.
  • Internet
  • Printer
  • Notebook paper
  • Pens/pencils

If the student does not have a computer or internet, there will be some available for use at the school in the computer lab.

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The vast majority of textbooks are outdated by the time they are published.  USILACS education programs are not based upon outdated printed textbooks.  USILACS programs are based on the most accurate and reliable knowledge available; specifically, up-to-date vetted internet based information.

For those who would like some reference or Internet search recommendations, we would recommend the following.

Textbooks and Other Source Materials:

(2017) Introduction to Moral Reasoning/Why Study Moral Reasoning? WIKIBOOKS Open book for an open world Click Here

(2017) Introduction to Moral Reasoning/What is Moral Reasoning? WIKIBOOKS Open book for an open world Click Here

(2017) Ethics, James Fieser, the University of Tennessee at Martin, USA. Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Click Here

(2017) Morality and Cognitive Science, Regina A. Rini, New York University, U. S. A. Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Click Here

(2012) Developmental Psychology. McLeod, S. A.  Click Here

(2012) The Science of Morality. 2012 Dr. Carinne Piekema. Click Here

 

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