Rumors have been circulating that Global Ethics will no longer be a requirement for graduation.
According to Tara Giblin, Dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences, this rumor is not true.
Global Ethics is still a requirement, however, for the incoming freshmen in fall 2013 their Global Ethics curriculum will differ from the current curriculum.
Global Ethics’ current curriculum “looks at a broad spectrum of international issues…in a context that considers both sides of the dilemma and seeks for an ethical way forward. The class uses concepts in economics, philosophy, political science, history, sociology and anthropology in its attempt to analyze global problems and decide how best to address the various ethical issues.”
This class will also no longer be Global Ethics but instead an Ethics Component. The curriculum of the Ethics Component will entail more guest speakers and presentations that focus on Stephens College’s offered majors while tying in globalization.
Giblin said the Ethics Component class will “build on the foundation of the current ethics class to focus on specific areas our students major in.”
In other words, this class will teach the ethics in a multiple chosen work fields.
Although Stephens College isn’t completely abandoning Global Ethics it is projected that the Ethics Component class will be more beneficial.