Be the Ethicist Badge
This badge requires that you complete the survey at the Be The Ethicist website and report on your results.
The Critical Thinking Badge
This badge requires that you complete the critical thinking quiz with a score of 10/10.
The Ethical Perspective Badge
Pick an ethical issue you feel strongly about and imagine that the belief you are currently holding about this issue is wrong. Then develop a scenario to explain how that could be true. This helps you to see the limitations of your own beliefs.
The Ethical Theories Badge
This badge requires that you complete the ethical theories quiz with a score of 10/10.
The Justification Badge
Think about a moral belief that you hold. Write it down and then provide a thorough justification for your belief. You should also provide reasons for your justifications as well. Make this process as thorough and deep as possible. Your justification should demonstrate an awareness of the relevant ethical theories we've discussed in the course.
The Case Study Badges
Several of the badges for this course ask you to apply ethical principles to specific real world cases which cover major issues in bioethics.
The "In the Face of Death" Badge
This badge requires you to complete the "in the face of death" thought experiment and report on your results.
The Personhood Badge
Answer the following question is as much detail as possible:
Imagine a space traveler who lands on an unknown planet and encounters a race of beings utterly unlike any he has ever seen or heard of. If he wants to be sure of behaving morally towards these beings, he has to somehow decide whether they are people, and hence have full moral rights, or whether they are the sort of things which he need not feel guilty about treating as, for example, a source of food.
How should he go about making this decision? Include in your response reference to specific ethical theories that you are using to justify your answer.
The Discussion Board Badges
These badges require you to participate in the discussion board for a specific topic.
[Please note that for the Flex Term section of this course there are no discussion board so these badges are referred to as the TED talks Badges and require you to watch specific TED videos and respond to them.