Ethics Across the Curriculum

Ethics Across the CurriculumThe term “Ethics Across the Curriculum” describes a trend in higher education that calls for the infusion of the study of ethics into all aspects of the college academic program in ways that promote ethical inquiry and encourage students to take ethics seriously as a developed personal motivation.

At Georgia Military College, our Ethics Across the Curriculum (EAC) program is one means we employ to accomplish that part of our mission that calls for the college to provide “…a curriculum conducive to the holistic development of the intellect and character of its students.

In general, the principal goal of the Georgia Military College EAC program is to graduate students who are more likely to know and do what is right. Other goals of the college’s EAC program are:

  • To provide students with multiple opportunities to study, discuss, and think about ethical issues they will encounter in their personal and professional lives.
  • To equip students with the tools to think through ethical issues in a critical and responsible way.
  • To create an environment in which students practice “civil” discourse in the presence of differing views and thereby learn to speak civilly to each other, work through disagreements, and treat each other with respect.
  • To develop sensitivity in our students to the suffering of others and an inclination to help those in need.
  • To improve life in our classrooms, on our campuses, and in our communities.

Visitors to this page who would like to read more may find Lawrence Hinman’s “Ethics Update” web page helpful. The work done at Chowan College, Utah Valley State College, and Saint Louis University, has been especially helpful to Georgia Military College.