Essay

 

ETHICAL  TOPIC ANALYSIS (ETA) are designed to analyze the different  philosophical topics presented in the course.  Each of the ETA  assignments should be submitted as a 3-page, double-spaced paper, not  including the title and reference pages.  Please keep paper submissions  to no more than 5 pages.  The paper needs at least one-inch margins and  is to have a title and reference page (APA Style Manual).  The ETA paper  should include a minimum of three credible, unbiased sources such as the course textbook, academic journals, newspapers, magazines, etc. NO Wikipedia. The  ETA papers should be submitted as a Microsoft Word document, in a Times  New Roman 12 font format.  Each of the ETA papers listed below are an  assignment. In other words, ETA 1 requirements are listed after number 1  and ETA 2 requirements are listed after number 2, etc.  Each ETA  assignment is worth 12 points.

  1. Students  are required to write an in-depth essay (3-5 pages, excluding title and  reference page) utilizing the SEE-I method of analysis (see  Brightspace-Content-Course Resources-Additional Course Materials-SEE-I  Handout pg. 1).  Choose one of the following topics from the textbook  (Chapter 8 Justice?, Chapter 9 Ethics of Character, Chapter 10 Ethics of  Diversity-Gender or Chapter 11 Ethics of Diversity-Race, Ethnicity and  Culture) listed below:
  • Chapter 8 – Have  you, your family, your neighborhood, your city, or anyone you have  known ever been subject to injustice?  Discuss the situation and tell  how justice might have been better served.
  • Chapter 9 – Who  are your role models?  Do they come from personal life or from the  media?  What characters and stories influenced your childhood?  TV  programs?  Computer games?  Novels?  Movies?  Which virtues do you  consider your strongest and how did you achieve them?
  • Chapter 10 – Have  you ever experienced discrimination to your gender or sexual  identification?  Do you think that women deserve preferential treatment  in the workplace or educational institutions?  If so, what form should  it take?  Defend your answer.
  • Chapter 11 – When  did you or your ancestors migrate to America?  Where did they come from  and under what conditions?  Do you think that immigrant minorities,  especially yours, deserve special support in adjusting to life in  America?  What kind of support?  Why or why not?  What ethical theories  support your view?

Paper Format

  • All  papers are to be submitted in a Microsoft Word format (see Content –  Web links – Free Microsoft Office for free Microsoft Word Download).
  • Papers are to be double-spaced even between paragraphs with a minimum of 1-inch margins.
  • Times New Roman font, size 12.
  • Paragraphs are to be indented one tab.
  • Papers should include a title page.
  • Latest  edition of APA format required (see Content – Web links – Purdue OWL  APA Style Manual for in-text citations, quotations, paraphrases,  reference page, etc.).