Ethics and College Student Life: A Case Study Approach (3e) : 9780132343312

Ethics and College Student Life: A Case Study Approach (3e)

 
Edition
 
3
ISBN
 
9780132343312
ISBN 10
 
0132343312
Published
 
01/06/2007
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Pages
 
288
Format
 
Out of stock
 
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Description

A core text for courses in Freshman Orientation, College Ethics and Critical Thinking; a supplementary text for courses in Introduction to Ethics, and Expository Writing.

 

Using engaging case studies of ethical dilemmas commonly facing college students, this text gives students hands-on opportunities to apply critical thinking and a problem-solving approach to areas of life that matter to them. Topics covered include relationships, cheating, drinking, privacy, diversity, computer issues, sex, college sports, abuse, responsibility, and plagiarism. The text shows how five important ethical principles can be used to think through morally complex situations and settle disputes. It teaches reasoning and dialoguing skills that students can use productively in every every area of their college experience, and addresses topics that are essential to building personal character, healthy college communities, and a strong society.

Table of contents

1.        Introduction 

2.        Academic Integrity, Grading, and Cheating 

3.        Tolerance, Diversity, and Hate Speech    

4.        Privacy and Dialogue    

5.        Loyalty, Friendship, and Community    

6.        Sex, Relationships, and Power    

7.        Drinking and Living the Good Life     

8.        On Getting a Life     

9.        Religion, Relativism, and Dialogue     

10.      For Further Reflection: Additional Cases

 

Index.

New to this edition
  • NEW!  Expanded Coverage of “hot topics”—e.g., Topics covered include relationships, cheating, drinking, privacy, diversity, computer issues, sex, college sports, abuse, responsibility, and plagiarism.  Addresses some of the most pressing issues students are confronted with today.  (Ex. pg. 60, 157).
  • NEW!  Timely and numerous, well organized CASE STUDIES—cover every aspect of college student life. The case studies are written in an engaging, realistic style and target important issues rather than safe ones.  (Ex. pg. 24, 219).
    • The topics covered are all highly relevant and interesting for college students. Instructors can  use the index to choose case studies relating to a particular theme or topic, or cover one or two cases in each of the chapters, or work through the complete range available in the book, as time and needs dictate.

  • NEW!  Revised samples of diverse university and COLLEGE CODES relating to each topic—–Provides examples of university rules or behavior codes found in Student Handbooks or College Regulations Handbooks (e.g., university honor codes, academic conduct codes, sexual misconduct codes, and alcohol violation codes).  (Ex. pg. 19, 181).
    • Instructors can have students do comparisons with their own institution's regulations, study the range of college policies in a certain area, or use the codes to discuss legal ramifications of ethical issues.

  • NEW!  New MAIN CASE and CASE DISCUSSION open each chapter. Each lead case and discussion highlights the major issues involved in the topic of the chapter.  (Ex. pg. 166, 170).
    • The discussions demonstrate how to identify issues in a case and how to apply ethical principles to work out solutions, the same tasks students are asked to perform on the shorter additional cases throughout the book. Many open-ended questions encourage students to think for themselves as they follow the discussion.

  • NEW!  Updated Background Reading—Annotated lists of background reading for each chapter.  (Ex. pg. 124, 248).
    • Offers instructors suggestions for furthering students' (or their own) understanding of various aspects of the chapter topic, and provide sources for some of the chapter's real-life cases.

  • NEW!  Updated Additional Materials—In each chapter. Provides annotated lists of thematically-organized Additional Materials (ranging from news articles to novels to websites) extend each topic.  (Ex. pg. 103, 127).
    • Instructors can use them for additonal assignments, and students can use them to do research and develop their own case studies.

  • NEW!  INDEX.  (Ex. pg. 271).
    • Allows instructors and students to quickly find cases on specific topics or for particular student groups.

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Features & benefits

 

  • Very accessible.
    • Rewritten and reorganized Introduction and case discussions make this edition appropriate for less sophisticated students as well as honors students.

  • Flexible usage–Can be adapted for different uses and courses.
    • Can be used in many different ways to give students hands-on opportunities for ethical problem-solving.

  • Completeness of coverage–Covers all aspects of student life. Each chapter is devoted to an issue crucial to today's students, such as diversity, sex, cheating, privacy, and drinking.
    • Covers all important topics, not just “safe” ones.

  • Rich, controversial, chapter-opening cases–Reality-based accounts covering all aspects of student life critical to college freshmen, and of high interest to them.
    • Brings thought-provoking ethical issues to the surface. Instructors can choose case studies relating to a particular theme or topic, cover one or two cases in each of the major issue areas, or work through the complete range available in the book, as time or their needs dictate.

  • Probing open-ended discussion questions–For each case. Demonstrates how to identify issues in a complex case and how to apply ethical principles to work out solutions.
    • Encourages students to think for themselves as they follow the discussion and stimulates further dialogue between students, instructors, and peers–both inside and outside the classroom.

  • Issues –In each chapter. Focuses on opinions/stances that students may take on the chapter's topic, further explores ideas that students may have raised while evaluating the case or answering discussion questions, or touches upon some preconceived notions that students may have about the topic being discussed.
    • Helps students consider other people's perspective.

  • Additional Cases and Questions–Includes 8-10 additional short cases, with discussion questions, in each chapter.
    • Encourages further dialogue between students on the finer points of each chapter topic.