To fulfill this requirement, I enrolled in PAS 301 (Ethics, Governance, & Accountability) in the 2019 summer semester. This class, through the use of journal submissions and articulate papers, prompted students to question the origins of their moral compasses. The class reviewed the implications of ethical decisions when a person is alone versus in a large corporation. Case studies exposed me to the ethical atrocities of government officials as well as issues of morals in groups. As a psychology major, the class made me look back on the information I learned in this major to make conclusions about human behavior.
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This class was a wonderful course to take for future employment because it strengthened my ability to carefully analyze my decisions and solve problems in a more ethical way. Rather than this class giving me strict guidelines on how to make ethical decisions, the class opened our eyes to how ambiguous ethics can actually be. In some situations, there might be someone that always endures sacrifice. A great topic of debate in class was if one ethical decision is better than the other. For instance, is it more beneficial to save one important person or several people who society deems as less important? The class made me process information in an entirely different way. I was able to review all of my past decisions and ask myself if they aligned with the standards of ethics incorporated in the textbook.