Dr. Sharon Lamb's Sexual Ethics for a Caring Society curriculum is online!

12 Mar 2014 1:35 PM | Adrienne Hoffman-Lewis (Administrator)
From the Sexual Ethics for a Caring Society website --

This course is designed to help students develop their own ethical standpoint about sex and sexual behavior.  They are discouraged from developing a relativistic perspective that “anything goes” or that leaves them saying “I can’t judge anyone else.”  They are taught that making judgments is different than acting “judgmental” towards their peers or others.  Units on sexual abuse of children and prostitution push them to develop ethical viewpoints rather than remain in the comfort of a “who am I to judge?” position.  In this sense, this course is unlike many courses that ask students to develop tolerance.  Tolerance for others’ behavior can only be justified through reasoning that students develop about human rights or virtues of character.

Students who come to the course with ethical viewpoints that are somewhat established are urged to explore the foundation of their stances. Rather than treating a religious perspective as one of many viewpoints available to be chosen from a menu, students whose morals are embedded in religion are still asked to examine the foundation of those morals in terms of the rights and virtues therein.

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