Moral Reasoning

General Education Proposal Form
(Use for both new proposals and re-approvals)
Course Prefix, Number and Title: ________________________________________________
College/School: ________________________________________________________________
Division/Department: __________________________________________________________
Contact Person: _______________________________________________________________
Prerequisites needed for this course (General Education courses allow for ONE
prerequisite; all other courses will be rejected)______________________________________
Program Goal/Domain: Check the domain(s) in which you would like your courses to be listed
(maximum of two, not including the Critical Thinking goal).
Communication Through Multiple Contexts--Written (CMC--W)
Communication Through Multiple Contexts—Oral (CMC—O)
Artistic Expression (AE)
Quantitative Literacy (QL)
Scientific Literacy (SL)
Moral Reasoning (MR)
The Individual in Society (IS)
The Individual in the World (IW)
I would also like to submit this course as fulfilling the Critical Thinking goal (be sure to
complete the Critical Thinking justification form)
Action of the General Education Advisory Board:
Approved: ___/___/___
Rejected: ___/___/___
Returned: ___/___/___
General Education Justification Form
DOMAIN 5: Moral Reasoning
Please check all that apply. It is understood that the course syllabus will reflect these objectives
and the ascertaining of each objective will be visible within the course content. If your course
syllabus does not reflect the domain objectives listed below, please provide further evidence.
Definition: Moral reasoning involves an ability to recognize the moral implications of various
situations, policies, and decisions, and an appreciation of and respect for the variety of
perspectives operative in a multi-cultural and global context. To act morally and ethically one
must be able to discern a course of action that is consistent with one’s core values in relation to
one’s socio-cultural environment (as these are shaped by religious and philosophical
commitments). Responsible citizenship involves providing publically accessible reasons for
one’s course of action consistent with one’s core values while respecting moral pluralism.
Objectives: Students who complete the General Education program shall demonstrate the ability
Identify the moral relevance of specific behaviors, policies, and/or issues;
Identify the way foundational moral values, grounded in philosophical or
religious worldviews, shape perception and discernment.
Articulate reasons for a course of action consistent with one’s personal moral
values; and
Analyze and explain a moral perspective different from one’s own and provide
reasoned responses to it.
I (name of person submitting) ______________________________verify that (course name and
number) ______________________________________ meets the objectives listed above as it is
currently taught. I understand that course revisions are sometimes necessary. However, if the
above criteria are no longer reflected in the course, my dean or I will contact the Director of
General Education.
(Electronic Signature—type name)