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  1. 1. SYLLABUSFLORIDA TECHNICAL COLLEGECOURSE: PHI305 Ethics6 Quarter Credits64 Lecture Hours0 Lab Hours0 Extern Hours64 Total Clock Hours128 Hours Out of Class WorkPRE-REQUISITE: NoneCONTACT INFORMATION: See Instructor Contact Sheet for Phone Number and E-mail.Online Office Hours Vary – Ask your instructor for their availability.General Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., 12:30 to 12:45 p.m.5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Mon – ThursNOTE: Meetings are held during some of these times;Ask your instructor about their availability.COURSE DESCRIPTION:Ethics is the branch of philosophy that considers what is right and wrong, good and badin human activities- in short, it tries to determine how we ‘ought’ to live. In this course,we are going to use philosophical reasoning to examine what is a good or bad life,which actions we should or should not take, and how answers to those questions affecthow society is structured.LEARNING OBJECTIVES:Upon completion of this course, the student will demonstrate basic knowledge in thefollowing:Upon completion of this course, the student will demonstrate basic knowledge in thefollowing:1. Gain an understanding of the issues and concepts of moral reasoning.2. Explore some of the most important ethical theories in the history of Westernphilosophy.3. Develop an appreciation of the relation between ethics and other theoretical andempirical inquiries.4. Enhance the abilities to read, think, and write clearly in a philosophical way.5. Sharpen general interpretive and analytical skills.Page 1 of 6 Revised 5/24/2013
  2. 2. SYLLABUSFLORIDA TECHNICAL COLLEGEINSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS & REFERENCES:Professional Ethics in Criminal Justice: Being Ethical When No One is Looking1269146092TOPICAL COURSE OUTLINE – See instructor for scheduled datesWeek 1Recognizing Ethical Decisions: Ethics and Critical ThinkingVirtue Ethics: Seeking the GoodFormalism: Carrying Out Obligation and DutyWeek 2Utilitarianism: Measuring ConsequencesCrime and Law: Which Behaviors Ought to Be Crimes?ReviewMID-TERM EXAMWeek 3Police: How Should the Law Be Enforced?Courts: How Ought a Case Be Adjudicated?Punishment and Corrections: What Should Be Done with Offenders?Week 4Liability: What Should Be the Consequence of Unethical Conduct?The Future: Will We Be More or Less Ethical?Review for Final ExamFINAL EXAMINSTRUCTIONAL DELIVERY METHODSThis course will involve lecture and discussion. Students are expected to read therequired text assignments prior to class and participate in multimedia presentations.Additionally, the professor may utilize additional instructional delivery methods,including oral reports, special projects, and other related methods.On-Campus Attendance: Attendance will be taken hourly at the beginning of eachhour. All time missed from class including full session absences, tardiness, andleaving early will be recorded and included in the final attendance for each class.Any student absent or anticipated being absent for three (3) consecutive schooldays or more needs to contact the school director to see if the absences may beexcused. Excused absences include a medical emergency, death of animmediate family member, jury duty, or military duty. The school director willapprove excused absences on a case by case basis once documentation isPage 2 of 6 Revised 5/24/2013
  3. 3. SYLLABUSFLORIDA TECHNICAL COLLEGEreceived from the student. Four (4) absences (16 hours) in a 64-hour class mayresult in a failing grade and possible withdrawal from the College. Students whoarrive late or leave early will have the time recorded. Students who are not inattendance for 70% or more of the class may receive a failing grade and possiblewithdrawal from the College. Students who are absent from all classes for eight(8) consecutive days in which classes are scheduled, and who do not notify theCollege, may be withdrawn from the College for non-attendance. Appeals relatedto the attendance policy must be in writing and addressed to the AcceptanceCommittee. Failed courses must be repeated at the expense of the student.Students withdrawn from the College may apply for re-admission, which must bereviewed and receive the recommendation of the Acceptance Committee.Online Attendance: Online courses are offered during the same four (4) weektimeframe as on-ground courses. The online courses are available 24/7.Attendance is posted daily, Monday through Sunday (11:59 pm). Students mustparticipate online via the Blackboard platform and complete assignments in orderfor attendance to be posted. The same on-ground rules for absences apply forcourses taken online except for the rule regarding arriving late and leaving early.Four (4) absences (16 hours) in a 64-hour class may result in a failing grade andpossible dismissal from the College. Students who are not in attendance for atleast 70% or more of the class may receive a failing grade and possible dismissalfrom the College. Students who are absent from all classes for eight (8)consecutive days in which classes are scheduled, and who do not notify theCollege, may be dismissed from the College for non-attendance. Appeals relatedto the attendance policy must be in writing and addressed to the AcceptanceCommittee. Failed courses must be repeated at the expense of thestudent. Students withdrawn from the College may apply for re-admission, whichmust be reviewed and approved by the Acceptance Committee.MAJOR REQUIREMENTS:Attendance and Participation: 16%(1% for each day of attendance with participation)Professionalism Points: 10%Professionalism includes student contacting professor for any absences, withupdate regarding reason, return date, and makeup work requests, cell phones onvibrate and used only in urgent/emergency situations while in class, respectfulPage 3 of 6 Revised 5/24/2013
  4. 4. SYLLABUSFLORIDA TECHNICAL COLLEGEcommunication in classroom and while on campus, compliance with the collegedress code, and other related forms of professionalism, recognizing thatprofessionalism is key to career preparation.Out-of-Class Work, which may include written work, projects, etc.: 17%Labs, Quizzes, and/or Other Assignments: 17%Midterm Exam: 20%Final Exam: 20%Total: 100%OUT-OF-CLASS LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND ASSIGNMENTS:For one hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction, there is a minimum of two hoursof out of class student work or an equivalent amount of work.The following tasks may be assigned to the student to accomplish the writtenrequirements of this course:1. Prepare a written professional report on a subject that is approved by your instructorin APA format.2. Deliver an oral report on your professional report.Out-of-class work/learning activities may also include the following:• Reading and writing assignments• Projects• Clearly defined papers or reports• Practice or practical application of theory• Other learning experiencesFurther details will be provided by your professor. This is measured and reflected onyour syllabus as a percentage of your grade. In most cases, 17% of your grade isreflected from your out of class work.READING ASSIGNMENT – See instructor for scheduled datesWeek 1 Chapters 1-3Week 2 Chapters 4-5, Study for MidtermWeek 3 Chapters 6-8Page 4 of 6 Revised 5/24/2013
  5. 5. SYLLABUSFLORIDA TECHNICAL COLLEGEWeek 4 Chapters 9-10, Study for FinalASSESSMENT CRITERIA/ METHOD OF EVALUATING STUDENTS:Grades and grade points represent the final measure of a student’s performance in acourse. The following grades are used by Florida Technical College:Percentage Hours perGrades Equivalent Qtr Credit Grade PointsA – Excellent 90-100 1 4B – Above Average 80-89 1 3C – Satisfactory 70-79 1 2D – Passing 60-69 1 1F – Failing Below 60 1 0I – Incomplete N/A 1 0W – Withdraw N/A 1 0T – Transfer N/A 1 0An “I” is assigned when coursework is not completed in the appropriate times due tocircumstances beyond the student’s control. The student has 14 calendar days into thenext scheduled course to complete the requirements.Any “I” not removed by the student will be automatically converted to the otherwiseearned grade, typically an “F”.A grade of “W” is assigned as a grade for those students who request in writing towithdraw from a course prior to completing the mid-term. A grade of “W” is notcalculated into the GPA, but will be considered as credits attempted if the student hasincurred a financial obligation thus affecting the successful completion percentage.Degree students who withdraw during the drop-add period and enroll in another coursewill receive no grade in the original course.ACADEMIC CONDUCT:At Florida Technical College, students are expected to exhibit the highest standards ofacademic propriety. Academic misconduct prejudicial to the academic integrity of thestudent, fellow classmates, and/or school will lead to disciplinary action that may includesuspension or dismissal. Academic misconduct may include, but is not limited to, thefollowing:Page 5 of 6 Revised 5/24/2013
  6. 6. SYLLABUSFLORIDA TECHNICAL COLLEGECheating: Attempting to receive assistance from persons, papers or othermaterial without the permission of the instructor; or acquisition of an examinationand/or quiz prior to the examination date.Plagiarism: Plagiarism is defined as taking and using as one’s own the ideasand writings of another without giving appropriate credit through properdocumentation.Providing assistance to a student attempting to cheat or plagiarize is alsoconsidered academically dishonest.The consequences of any such conduct are dependent on the seriousness of theoffense that occurred; previous violations of policies and regulations by the student, andthe attitude and cooperation of the student as determined by the instructor and/orProgram Chairs. Disciplinary action for verifiable academic dishonesty is in theimmediate discretion of the instructor. The instructor and/or student may petition theSchool Director for a grievance decision. The instructor and/or School Director may takeone or a combination of the following actions depending on the circumstances of thecase:• The student will receive a zero for the individual effort.• The student will receive an “F” in the course for the quarter; if an “F”results as the course grade, the student may be dismissed, or may notmeet graduation or financial aid requirements.• The student will be dismissed immediately from the College. Studentshave the right to appeal decisions based on academic integrity to theExecutive Director.Notes:See AttachedPage 6 of 6 Revised 5/24/2013