Advanced Ethics - High School Ethics 102 - Grades 11-12
Expert: Ages 16-18 (grades 11-12)
Each class at the advanced level is 34 weeks long and meets once a week—with flexibility to meet more often if students are engaged in a rigorous capstone project.
Ethics cannot exist solely as an idea or a sentiment; we must put our values into action. As ethical citizens, we are called not only to learn, but to use our education to improve the lives of others—to confront the questions our society faces, to navigate obstacles with our neighbors, to know when we should listen and when we should shout.
At this stage, students will be guided through semester-long processes to (1) engage in service learning, (2) to develop a theory of change, and, at the highest level, to (3) develop an independent project that seeks to solve or assist in solving an ethical problem in our world. These types of student-initiated, faculty-supervised projects allow students to explore areas of interest in depth, gain independence working in a scholarly or artistic area, and work closely with their advisor to engage more deeply in and develop the project of their choice.
Minimum students: 2