GE courses in Values and the Meaning of Life (GCVM)

 
GCVM courses aim to engage students in reflection on moral beliefs and practices, through inquiry into questions of ethics and morality as presented in one or more philosophical and/or religious traditions. These courses will help students to identify, understand and reflect on ethical issues, and to articulate, assess and defend moral judgments in an informed and thoughtful way.
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
After completing a course in this category, students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the concepts and theories behind ethical issues in one or more philosophical and/or religious traditions;
  2. Reason and argue about moral beliefs and practices, by questioning and evaluating the reasons for and against adopting particular moral concepts, theories and practices;
  3. Apply ethical reasoning to concrete dilemmas of the sort they are likely to encounter in real life;
  4. Explain their personal values and beliefs, and appreciate value systems different from their own.
Values and the Meaning of Life (GCVM)