You are off to a good start towards your final paper! Points were taken off for not touching on an ethical theory or perspective within your thesis statement, and for a couple small APA errors here and there (make sure your references are formatted correctly).
(0.76 / 1) Includes an Introduction and Thesis Statement
Basic – Includes a limited introduction and a limited thesis statement that reflects the argument of the paper and links the chosen ethical theories and perspective to the chosen social issue. The introduction and/or thesis statement are underdeveloped.
(5 / 5) Describes at Least Two Ethical Theories and One Ethical Perspective
Distinguished – Thoroughly describes at least two ethical theories and one ethical perspective in an accurate, clear, and concise manner. Demonstrates a strong understanding of the course material.
(2.5 / 2.5) Identifies a Social Issue and Applies the Theories and Perspective
Distinguished – Accurately identifies the social issue and effectively applies the chosen theories and perspective, thoroughly and clearly explaining how they address the chosen issue.
(1.5 / 1.5) Explains How the Draft Will Be Further Developed in the Final Paper
Distinguished – Thoroughly explains how the draft will be further developed in the Final Paper.
(1 / 1) Applied Ethics: Application of Ethical Perspectives/Concepts
Distinguished – Independently applies ethical viewpoints to an ethical question correctly and considers the full ramifications of the application.
(1 / 1) Applied Ethics: Understanding Different Ethical Perspectives/Concepts
Distinguished – States and describes the theory and accurately explains the details of the theory used.
(0.5 / 0.5) Critical Thinking: Evidence
Distinguished – Employs persuasive and applicable information from credible sources to develop an ample analysis or synthesis of the topic. Viewpoints of experts are scrutinized thoroughly.
(0.44 / 0.5) Written Communication: APA Formatting
Proficient – Exhibits APA formatting throughout the paper. However, layout contains a few minor errors.
(0.5 / 0.5) Written Communication: Page Requirement
Distinguished – The length of the paper is equivalent to the required number of correctly formatted pages.
(0.5 / 0.5) Written Communication: Resource Requirement
Distinguished – Uses more than the required number of scholarly sources, providing compelling evidence to support ideas. All sources on the reference page are used and cited correctly within the body of the assignment.
Overall Score: 13.7 / 14
In this course, you will look at classical ethical theories of utilitarianism, deontology, and virtue ethics. You will also examine different perspectives on ethical issues introduced by relativism, ethical egoism, and emotivism. For this paper, you will apply these theories and perspectives to a current issue, selected from the list of issues below.
Choose one of the ethical issues from the list below to research and write about. It is recommended that you choose a topic you are familiar with or have thought about previously. For example, you might choose an issue that either worries you or enrages you; you might choose one that you have worked on; or you might choose one that relates to recent events in your community.
Ethical problems of gambling
In your paper, you will apply the ethical theories and perspectives to the issue you select. You do not have to use all six, but you should apply at least two ethical theories and at least one ethical perspective in your paper. Make sure you write primarily on ethical topics and concepts; do not get distracted by doing analyses that apply political, economic, religious, or legal perspectives. Describe, compare, and apply the ethical theories and perspectives to the topics. Explain how the theories and perspectives would analyze the issue. What are the ethical issues? Where are there breaches of ethical behavior? How could each theory help people think about what would constitute virtuous or ethical behavior?
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