Ethics and Moral Development


Ashford 3: – Week 2 – Discussion 2


Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Reference the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated. 


Ethics   and Moral Development


Prepare: In preparing for this discussion, you should first review   the Week Two required resources that focus on ethics and morals. You will   examine your own development of ethical and moral responsibilities.


Reflect: Take a deeper look at your own life and determine which   experiences have inspired ethical and moral reasoning. Were there any huge   influences in this process?


Write: For this discussion you will  Explain what it means to be ethical as it relates to        personal, academic, and professional growth. Provide at least one ethical dilemma you have        encountered and describe how the issue was resolved. Describe how your general education courses        influenced your ethical values. Explain why a college-educated person might have        different duties to society than someone not as educated. Support your claims with examples from required        material(s) and/or other scholarly sources, and properly cite any        references. Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length.


Respond to Peers: Review your classmates’ posts, and respond to at least   two of your peers by Day 7. In each response, provide comments that   prompt further critical thinking and insight on your classmate’s   perspective on ethical values as they relate to their personal, academic and   professional lives. Each participation post should be a minimum of 75   words.