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Cornerstone Program Learning Outcomes: Moral Inquiry Learning Outcomes

This guide contains links to the current learning outcomes for each of the Cornerstone Program requirements.

Cornerstone Program Learning Outcomes: Moral Inquiry

Key Outcomes:

  • Complexity. Develop the ability—through systematic study of philosophical, religious, or political traditions, particular historical periods, or different cultures—to examine and interpret complex moral and ethical issues from multiple and even conflicting perspectives.
  • Self-conscious location. Develop awareness of one’s own perspectives, values, and beliefs, and of their role in understanding moral and ethical issues. Engage in critical examination of one’s own perspectives and values in light of new knowledge.
  • Theoretical integration. Develop the ability to examine a variety of ethical norms and to apply them to a range of moral and ethical situations and issues.
  • Coherence. Develop the ability to communicate judgments about moral and ethical issues or situations logically, clearly, and carefully.
  • Critical reading and analysis. Develop the ability to contextualize and to critically analyze primary texts and secondary sources and to use electronic resources critically.
  • Argument and expression. Develop the ability to articulate clear, well-supported, and persuasive arguments, both verbal and written; and to formulate prose that reflects knowledge of essential content and command of analytical and writing skills.
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