Ethics and Value Studies

BARRY J. FERST, PH.D.

EDWARD GLOWIENKA, PH.D.

ERIC E. HALL, PH.D.

ELVIRA RONCALLI, PH.D.

WILLIAM MARK SMILLIE, PH.D.

Mission

Ethics and Values Studies aims to develop student normative understanding and abilities at ethical analysis. Therefore the major has both a theoretical emphasis in ethical theory and a practical (or applied) emphasis in ethical decision-making. Students completing this course of studies will develop a deeper appreciation for ethical reasoning and greater facility in ethical decision making. This interdisciplinary major, designed to complement Carroll’s Core curriculum, supplements just about any other major at Carroll, especially those in the pre-professional programs. Its option-based approach allows students to tailor their curricular study towards their own interests and career needs

Student Learning Outcomes

Students majoring in Ethics and Values Studies will:

  • Possess a wide understanding of the various aspects of ethical study, both in its theoretical and applied aspects.
  • Understand the aspects of ethical decision-making and provide defensible ethical resolutions to practical situations
  • Strengthen their own sense of ethical obligation and personal responsibility
  • Understand the role of values in different areas of human culture and endeavor