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Values (3 Credits)

Students will have an “understanding of the role of values in personal, professional and civic life; experience in recognizing and analyzing ethical issues” (BOG). The study of values includes the acts, customs and institutions regarded in a particular, usually favorable, way by a group of people. Values must be a major theme in the course, not just a topic. Course syllabi must provide the definition(s) of the values that will be explored. All courses must examine values as they relate to concrete situations within the realm of experience of most students.


  • To utilize bodies of knowledge to form the basis for an analysis of values;
  • To explain how values are developed within diverse human frameworks;
  • To analyze, synthesize and evaluate how ethical concepts are formed;
  • To apply an analysis of values to other branches of knowledge or to issues of universal human concern;
  • To acquire the critical use of sources and evaluation of evidence;
  • To exercise judgment in the expression of ideas; and
  • To appraise knowledge bases on the basis of informed and independent evaluations.

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ARB 101, ARB 102, CHE 103, CIS 352, CMD 350, CMD 352, EAS 131, EAS 300, EDF 121, ENG 127, ENG 306, ESP 100, FRE 101, FRE 102, FRE 203, FRE 204, GEO 426, GTY 350, HIS 309, HIS 310, HIS 312, HIS 323, ITE 305, JUS 215, JUS 395, MGT 375, PHI 200, PHI 220, PHI 247, PHI 307, PHI 308, PHI 320, PHI 355, POS 312, POS 315, POS 327, POS 336, POS 347, POS 348, PSY 211, REC 165, REC 240, SOC 205, SOC 315, SOC 395, SPN 101, SPN 102, SPN 203, SPN 204, SPN 311, SPM 312, SPN 401, SPT 305, TED 210, WST 200