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ECE 3 hours $325

ECE exams are administered at colleges and universities

This study guide in Application of Ethics Theories should provide a broad overview of the theory, concepts, and application of ethics. Ethics is a subdivision of philosophy. Ethics is not science; it is not the study of the physical world. It is the study of the behavior of people. Much of the content of the study guide is there to help you learn (and understand) the jargon used by the thinkers and writers on ethics when they describe theories and concepts. Learning about ethics is the goal of this study guide. Whether, and what, you learned about ethics, and whether you can apply it, is tested on the Excelsior exam. The study of ethics is as logical and certain as how people live their lives, what decisions they make, what actions they take, what guide they use, and how they should live their lives. There is often no clear logic and certainty in ethics.

At the successful completion of the study guide, the student should be able to:

  • Identify and analyze components of moral deliberation
  • Recognize, define, and discuss aspects of metaethics
  • Discuss the definition and components of basic concepts and theories of ethics and describe how each is implemented
  • Recognize and apply the theories and concepts of ethics to situations

Keep in mind that the majority of the Excelsior test is on applied ethics–the practice of ethics–using the theories and principles of ethics on real issues in the real world. All the specifics discussed in the study guide are applications of the theory that will have been covered. The theories are merely applied to practical situations that we encounter as we live our lives. The areas of practice that are discussed in the study guide are work life, personal life including marriage and divorce, medical care, the environment, and government actions such as censorship and minority programs.

Use the objectives above; think about the objective that applies to each section of the study guide before you study it. If you can meet the objectives, you can pass the Excelsior Test. In addition to using the objectives, complete the exercises at the end of each section. The exercises will help you review and practice your mastery of the information in that section. In the study guide, only one sentence or definition on a particular theory or concept may be given, but in the Excelsior exam, six questions may be asked about it on a specific application. That is why completing the exercises at the end of each section is very important to your understanding, memory, and application of the theory.

The final practice exam is a chance to measure whether you learned what you should have. Take it several times to perfect it. If you miss some questions, look them up in the material and try it again. Thoroughly complete the exercises, meet all of the objectives, and take the practice exam until you get all of the questions right. You will pass the test.

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