Practice and Respect Critical and Ethical Reasoning (CER)

The dividing line between an ordered society that serves all citizens and an amoral/unjust society is in the determination and application of a set of moral principles or values. Therefore, students should acquire competency in distinguishing among the major ethical traditions that have shaped civil society. Students should demonstrate a capacity to address contemporary ethical challenges and debates in a variety of ethical traditions. Students should be able to assess the differences among ethical, legal, societal and political issues. Possible courses include philosophy, business ethics, medical ethics, political principles, religious ethics, engineering ethics, or professional ethics.

Learning Outcomes for ”Practice and Respect Critical and Ethical Reasoning”

1. Demonstrate an ability to distinguish among the ethical principles guiding human behavior.
2. Apply ethical reasoning to a variety of situations and human experience.
3. Understand and differentiate ethical, legal, social justice, and political issues.

Standards for ”Practice and Respect Critical and Ethical Reasoning”

1. A certified course shall satisfy one of the three learning outcomes.

For a list of Stony Brook courses that satisfy these learning objectives and standards, complete a course search at this link.