Workshop: Ethical Theory and Everyday Moral Issues

Course ID - CTD0475a             

Short Title: Ethical Theory

 Audience   Faculty   
Length of Workshop:      4 hours 

This workshop is intended for fulltime and adjunct faculty who wish to incorporate ethical issues, dilemmas, and ethical theories in their curriculum and who wish to learn strategies for dealing with ethical concerns raised by students in their classes.  The workshop will provide faculty with a toolbox of strategies examples, and theories drawn form the canon of Philosophical Ethics, At the end of the workshop, participants will submit to the workshop facilitator a lesson plan that gives an outline of a discipline specific dilemma, how each ethical theory would try to resolve the dilemma, and identify which theory is best equipped at trying to resolve the dilemma.

 * Approved CT&D Workshop for Faculty Professional Development hours.


As a result of successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the fundamental philosophical ethical theories to expand their students' understanding of such theories and how these theories apply to the particular discipline they are studying 
  • Apply the theories to contemporary moral and social issues
  • Critically analyze the relationship between ethics, culture, religion, law and society
  • Analyze critically the pros and cons of relativism and absolutism as they relate to the practices and ethical standards of different culture, the differences between ethics and law, and the social and legal applications of ethical theories
  • Identify ways in which ethics may introduced in the curriculum



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Registration information
Course ID: CTD0475a  
Course Title: Ethical Theory 
Reference # - see table 

How to Register

Registration for CT&D workshops are through the Student Information and Registration system.  The process for registering for a CTD workshop will be the same as registering for a regular class at MDC.  

New - Easier registration for workshops

You can access the Registration System and register for a CTD workshop using the same user name and password that use to login to your computer.    Example:   Richard Johnson  would be rjohnson     (You will NOT need to create a separate student myMDC account to register for a CTD workshop

Make a note of the Reference Number for the workshop then go to Registration Instructions

Once you have registered for a class, you can print your schedule.    Please make every effort to attend once you've registered as seats are limited.     However, If you need to drop, you can also do this through the Web Registration screen.     CTD classes will appear on your transcript as non-credit classes.

If you need special assistance to participate in this workshop due to a disability, please call CT&D at 7-2366 so that appropriate arrangements can be made.  College Training and Development complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.