Assignment 1: LASA 2 – Ethical Systems and Me

Assignment 1: LASA 2 – Ethical Systems and MeWhat a busy five weeks we have had! We have learned to use moral reasoning and examinedmany ethical theories in this course. These include virtue ethics, utilitarianism, social contract,deontology with goals (Hinduism and Buddhism), deontology with divine authority (Judaism,Christianity, and Islam), relativism (individual and cultural), and deontology with a categoricalimperative (Kant).Think back about your impressions of each of these ethical systems and write a 1,000 to 1,250word essay that addresses the following questions below. Be sure to write good introductoryand concluding paragraphs in your essay.1. Summarize the principle components of each of the seven ethical systems studied in thiscourse (listed above), including the principle ethicist involved in developing the system.Use two or three sentences for each ethical system.2. Which ethical system is most prevalent in the United States today? In the World?Explain your answer and support your response.3.Which ethical system most closely matches your personal ethical system? Why do youthink so? Explain your position.4. Please give a short, personal example that supports your decision to identify your ethicalsystem (3 or 4 sentences) and explain why it does so.5. Examine your response to previous assignments in Modules 1 thru 4 in this course. Arethere any inconsistencies or conflict between positions you took in earlier assignmentsand the ethical system identified in this paper? For example, monotheists (Christians,Muslims, and Jews) believe in universal maxims. Relativists do not think universalmaxims are possible. One cannot, for example be a Christian and believe no universalmaxims exist, which is a relativist position. Monotheism (Christianity) and relativism arepolar opposites. If inconsistencies exist between your earlier answers and this paper,how do you resolve them in your ethical decision-making process in the real world?6. Add at least three references to support your analysis in this paper.Post a 4-5-page (1000-1250 -word) paper to the M5: Assignment 1 Dropbox by Monday,December 1, 2014. Include a title and reference page (not included in the 4-5 page count). Allwritten assignments and responses should follow citation rules for attributing sources using APAformat. Please use Microsoft Word spelling/grammar checker before submitting your essay.Assignment 1 Grading CriteriaMaximumPointsSummarized the seven ethical theories examined in thiscourse with detail and focus.80Identified which primary ethical system is most prevalent in40the United States and the world, applying significant criticalanalysis of course concepts.Detailed a personal ethical system using significant criticalanalysis of the assigned prompts, which references theassigned readings and/or course concepts.56Discussed (three or four sentences) a personal, professional,and/or social issue of the day to illustrate choice of ethical20system.Showed sufficient mastery of concepts to be able to identifyinconsistencies within course responses and student’s20ethical system.Justified ideas and responses by using at least 3 appropriatescholarly examples and/or references from texts, and Web 20sites.Style (8 points): Tone, audience, and word choiceOrganization (16 points): Introduction, transitions, andconclusionUsage and Mechanics (16 points): Grammar, spelling, andsentence structureAPA Elements (24 points): In text citations and references,paraphrasing, and appropriate use of quotations and otherelements of style64Total:300

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