This course examines traditional and contemporary movements in ethical theory regarding questions of self-hood, authentic relation to others, and ethical action. The class delves into a range of philosophical thought and explores the connection between ethics, personal autonomy and sense of meaning, and our responsibility to and interdependence on others.

Our understanding of key themes will be deepened through a 25-hour service component that allows for active cultivation and expression of core values in the local community. Service is an integral part of this course as it allows us to bridge theory to practice within an academic context that supports and deepens our understanding of this experience through relevant texts, discussion, and reflection. Students choose to work with an established community partner with a focus that also adds an enriching experience to their academic major.

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Ethics in Education, Rena Chan