• 6-week
  • Course
  • New for 2021
Moral Reasoning

This introductory ethics course examines the process of moral reasoning. A range of classical and contemporary ethical theories serves as a basis for the discussion of personal and social issues. Topics such as capital punishment, stem cell research, and environmental ethics are presented in a way that helps students understand and appreciate various points of view, as well as formulate and express their own values.

Note: Open to students who will have completed the U.S. equivalent of grades 10 or 11 by the start of Summer Programs. Matriculating and current Choate students who wish to take the course to fulfill the diploma requirement in philosophy/religion must first obtain permission from the academic year History, Philosophy, Religion, and Social Sciences department head as part of the application process for Summer Programs, and must then comply with all attendance and course expectations. The department head will determine final eligibility for diploma credit based upon the student’s successful completion of the course.

  • 6-week
  • Block 4
  • Choate Diploma Credit
  • High School
  • New for 2021

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