ELLA (2023): Unwrapping Our Ethical Challenges

Course Guide:

This course focuses on "hands on" or applied ethics addressing challenges we face in matters of moral awareness and decision-making. Considerable small group and team work will attempt to resolve ethical dilemmas in the face of obedience to authority, implicit self-serving and overconfidence biases, conflict of interest, ethical fading and role morality. Ethical vignettes will be presented to help focus the conversations. You also will delve into systematic moral analysis, moral imagination and cognitive dissonance in various cases central to each class experience.

Concepts for the Course:

The initial session focuses on a seemingly morally upright and rather devout person who only did what he thought was right and ended up in jail. The remaining cases will require you to determine the better ending. The aim: to help you get to better ethical decision-making.