Read/review the following resources for this activity:
- Textbook: Chapters 3, 4
- Minimum of 2 scholarly sources (in addition to the textbook)
Review the following ethical dilemmas:
- John Doe has decided to clone himself. He is sterile. He cannot find anyone to marry him. He wishes to have children. He knows that he will not be able to love a child that is adopted or not connected directly to him biologically. He will be making use of a new procedure that involves taking his skin cells to produce a twin. The twin starts out as an embryo and grows into a child. The child in this case will have the same genetic information as John Doe. John Doe and his child will be twins.
- Jane Doe is eighteen. For as long as she can remember she has been sexually attracted to other females. Her parents belong to a religion that has a religious text stating that God forbids one to be a lesbian. This religion goes on further to say that lesbians will be punished in the afterlife. Jane Doe is debating whether she should tell her parents about her sexual attraction. She has not yet decided if she should come out to her parents and live as a lesbian now that she is a legal adult.
- Joe and Mary are a couple. Before becoming sterile, they had a child. This child died of a rare disease. Joe and Mary miss their child terribly. They have heard that there is a new IVF procedure that can ensure that they can have another child. However, their religion forbids using IVF.
Use the resources assigned for this week and additional research,
Select two of the situations above and then address 2 of the following:
- What is the relation between ethics and religion? Formulate and investigate the relation.
- For each case, determine the ethical path of conduct. Then, determine what paths of conduct would be unethical
- For each case, what would an emotivism say to appraise what you determine is the ethical form of conduct?
- For each case, would a natural law ethicist agree with what you say is the ethical form of conduct? Why or why not?
- Articulate, explain, and evaluate in each case an approach that makes use of divine command ethics.
Writing Requirements (APA format)
- Length: 2-3 pages (not including title page or references page)
- 1-inch margins
- Double spaced
- 12-point Times New Roman font
- Title page
- References page (minimum of 2 scholarly sources)
This activity will be graded based on the rubric provided.
Course Outcomes (CO): 2, 3
Rubric – 100 pts – 100 ptsCriteriaRatingsPtsThis criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSituation/Question Selection 20 ptsSelects two of the situations and thoroughly answers two of the questions. 17 ptsSelects two of the situations and answers two of the questions.15 ptsSelects either two of the situations and answers only one of the questions or selects only one situation but answers both questions. 12 ptsSelects only one scenario and one question.0 ptsThe student does not identify any policy areas. 20 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAssignment Content 40 ptsAddresses all aspects of the questions, applying professional knowledge, and research regarding weekly concepts. 34 ptsAddresses most aspects of the questions, applying professional knowledge, , and research regarding weekly concepts.30 ptsAddresses some aspects of the questions, applying professional knowledge, and research regarding weekly concepts. 24 ptsMinimally addresses the questions, applying professional knowledge, and research regarding weekly concepts.0 ptsNo effort 40 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeProfessional Communication 20 ptsPresents information using clear and concise language in an organized manner (minimal errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and punctuation).17 ptsPresents information in an organized manner (some errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and punctuation).15 ptsPresents information using understandable language but is somewhat disorganized (some errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and punctuation).12 ptsPresents information that is not clear, logical, professional or organized to the point that the reader has difficulty understanding the message (numerous errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and/or punctuation).0 ptsNo effort20 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSource Integration10 ptsPaper includes reference to 2 scholarly sources and properly integrates the sources.7 ptsPaper includes reference to 2 scholarly sources but does not properly integrate the sources.0 ptsPaper does not make reference to a scholarly sources.10 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAPA Format10 ptsPaper meets all source requirements, and is properly formatted in APA style throughout (i.e. title page, spacing, font, in-text citations and references.)8.5 ptsPaper meets all source requirements, and is mostly properly formatted in APA style (i.e. title page, spacing, font, in-text citations and references.)7.5 ptsPaper meets all source requirements, and is somewhat properly formatted in APA style (i.e. title page, spacing, font, in-text citations and references.)6 ptsPaper fails to meet source requirements and/or is improperly formatted in APA style throughout0 ptsNo effort10 pts
Total Points: 100