Ethics and College Student Life: A Case Study Approach (2nd Edition)

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9780130931016: Ethics and College Student Life: A Case Study Approach (2nd Edition)

This unique hands-on guide uses a highly effective case approach to explore specific, reality-based examples of the complex, controversial, and difficult ethical issues that students face on college campuses today—e.g., plagiarism, racism and hate speech, date rape, alcohol abuse. Then, through thought-provoking questions and critical discussions, prods readers to explore their own positions, notions, and opinions, and to justify their stances. It shows them how five important ethical principles can be used to think through these problems and to solve them in ethical dialogues. Academic Integrity, Grading, and Cheating. Tolerance, Diversity, and Hate Speech. Privacy and Dialogue. Loyalty, Friendship, and Community. Sex, Relationships, and Power. Drinking and Living the Good Life. On Getting a Life. Religion, Relativism, and Dialogue. For college students and anyone interested in ethics.

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Ethics and College Student Life uses engaging case studies of common ethical dilemmas facing college students to teach critical thinking and basic ethics. It shows students how five important ethical principles can be used to think through problems and solve them in dialogues.

Chapters are devoted to issues critical to today's students, such as diversity, sex, cheating, privacy, and drinking, and chapters include:

  • a lead case, questions, and discussion
  • examples of actual college and university codes
  • 8- 10 short additional cases with questions
  • background readings and additional materials

This text can be used across the curriculum to give students hands-on opportunities for ethical problem solving.

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Review:

"The case studies are effective, easy to read, and cover a wide range of topics with which college students grapple.  Students get to practice theory with real life examples."

-- Kathryn Jarvis, Auburn University

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