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SAINT MICHAEL COLLEGE

Cantilan, Surigao del Sur


College Department
First Semester, A.Y. 2019 – 2020

Course Syllabus
Course Code : GE 8
Course Title : Ethics
Course Unit : 3 Units
Course Prerequisite : None
Contact Hours : 54 hours

Course Description :

Ethics deals with principles of ethical behavior in modern society at the level of the person, society, and in interaction with the environment and other shared resources
(CMO 20 s2013). Morality pertains to the standards of right and wrong that an individual originally picks up from the community. The course discusses the context and principles
of ethical behavior in modern society at the level of individual, society, and in interaction with the environment and other shared resources. The course also teaches students to
make moral decisions by using dominant moral frameworks and by applying a seven-step moral reasoning model to analyze and solve moral dilemmas.

The course is organized according to the three (3) main elements of the moral experience: (a) agent, including context – cultural, communal, and environmental; (b) the act,
and (c) reason or framework (for the act).

Course Intended Learning Outcomes:

At the end of the course, students should be able to:

1. Differentiate between moral and non-moral problems


2. Describe what a moral experience is as it happens in different levels of human existence
3. Explain the influence of Filipino culture on the way students look at moral experiences and solve moral dilemmas
4. Describe the elements of moral development and moral experience
5. Use ethical frameworks or principles to analyze moral experiences
6. Make sound ethical judgments based on principles, facts and stakeholders affected
7. Develop sensitivity to the common good
8. Understand and internalize the principles of ethical behavior in modern society at the level of the person, society, and in interaction with the environment and other shared
resources
Course Content :

INSTRUCTIONAL TEACHING/
TIME PROGRAM LEARNING ASSESSMENT CORE
TOPICS MATERIALS/ LEARNING
FRAME OUTCOMES OUTCOMES TASKS VALUES
REFERENCES ACTIVITIES
I. Orientation to the Course Course Syllabus Articulate and Introduce self to Classroom sharing
Student Handbook discuss the latest classmates and (Introductions) Christ
Introduce textbook:
developments in the teachers
Midterm Bulaong, Jr., Oscar G., et specific field of Community
Period al. (2018) Ethics: practice. List expectations for
Foundations of Moral the course Charism
Valuation. Quezon City: Effectively
Rex Bookstore, Inc. Knowledge
communicate orally Recall course rules
and in writing using
II. The Ethical Dimension Chapter 1 of textbook both English and Identify the ethical Lecture Written exercise on Accuracy
of Human Existence Filipino. aspect of human life two scenarios
a. Value and the scope of Group Activity highlighting respect Honesty
b. Sources of Authority Demonstrate ethical thinking. for human life, and
c. Senses of the Self corporate truth telling. Authent-
citizenship and Define and explain icity
social the terms that are
responsibility. relevant to ethical Creativity
thinking.
Appreciate the Precision
complexity of the Evaluate the
human condition difficulties that are
involved in Resource-
Interpret the human maintaining certain fulness
experience from commonly-held
various notions on ethics. Understanding
perspectives.
III. Utilitarianism Discuss the basic Lecture/discussion Quiz
Chapter 2 of textbook
a. The Principle of Reflect critically on principles of
Utility Case on utilitarianism shared concerns. utilitarian ethics. Case analysis of Recitation
b. Principle of the scenarios involving
Greatest Number Generate innovative Distinguish between utilitarianism Student Activity:
c. Justice and Moral practices and two utilitarian Animal Rights and
Rights solutions guided by models. Welfare
ethical standards
Apply utilitarianism Individual case
Make decisions in understanding and analysis: The
based on moral evaluating local and Marcopper and the
norms and international Boac River case
imperatives scenarios.

IV. Natural Law Work effectively in Recognize how Class discussion Quiz on the reading
Chapter 3 of textbook
a. Thomas Aquinas group Thomas Aquinas materials
b. The Greek Heritage List of basketball rules made use of ancient Group report on
c. The Essence and Advocate respect Greek concepts to different types of law Recitation
Varieties of Law for human rights provide a rational
grounding to an Case analysis Report
ethical theory based
on the Christian Case analysis
faith.
Activity: Post-Truth
Identify the natural
law in distinction
from, but also in
relation to, the other
types of law
mentioned by
Aquinas.

Apply the precepts


of the natural law to
contemporary moral
concerns.

V. Deotology Chapter 4 of textbook Effectively Discuss the basic Lecture/discussion Quiz Charity
Final a. Duty and Agency communicate orally principles of
Period b. Autonomy and in writing using deontology Group Report Report Output Truthfulness
c. Universalizability both English and
Filipino. Apply the concepts Student Activity: Resource-
of agency and Whistle-blowing fulness
Work effectively autonomy to one’s and the duty of
and independently moral experience. speaking truth to Community
in multi- power
disciplinary and Evaluate actions Commission
multi-cultural using the
teams. universalizability Responsible
test. citizenship
Demonstrate
VI. Virtue Ethics Chapter 5 of textbook corporate Discuss the meaning Lecture/discussion Quiz Teamwork
a. Happiness and citizenship and and basic principles
Ultimate Purpose Case on virtue ethics social of virtue ethics. Interview of parents Recitation
b. Virtue as Excellence Aristotle’s
responsibility. and church leaders Patriotism
c. Moral Virtue and Nicomanichean Ethics Distinguish various about positions on Group discussion
Mesotes Interpret the human acts from non- contentious social using the Concern
experience from virtuous acts. issues, e.g. gay Aristotelian and
various marriage, divorce, Thomistic Charism
perspectives. Apply Aristotle’s etc. perspectives on gay
ethics in marriage Commission
Reflect critically on understanding the
shared concerns. Filipino character.
Chapter 6 of textbook
VII. Synthesis: Making Generate innovative Identify the different Lecture/discussion Group discussion
Informed Decisions practices and factors that shape an output and report
a. The Moral Agent solutions guided by individual in her Case discussion on
and Contexts ethical standards moral decision- students’ moral
b. Moral Deliberation making. dilemmas
c. Self, Society and Make decisions
Environment based on moral Internalize the Case analysis of
norms and necessary steps medical and business
imperatives toward making ethics
informed moral
Work effectively in decisions.
group
Apply the ethical
Advocate respect theories or
for human rights frameworks on
moral issues.
COMPOSITION OF GRADES:

1. SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT 25%

Midterm Exam 25%


Final Exam 25%

2. FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT 60%

Prepared by: Reviewed by: Approved by:

FRANCIS CARMELLE T. DUERO, LPT ISABELITA O. URBIZTONDO, MATE GERMANA A. ORZALES, Ph.D.
Instructor Program Head Dean of Teacher Education, Arts & Sciences