For this paper, you will apply these theories and perspectives to a current issue, selected from the list of issues below.
Choose one of the ethical issues from the list to research and write
about. It is recommended that you choose a topic you are familiar with
or that you have thought about previously, if possible. For example, you
might choose an issue that either worries you or enrages you; you might
choose one that you have worked on; or you might choose one that
relates to recent events in your community.
- Corporate executive compensation
- Corporate contributions to political campaigns
- Affirmative action
- The media and its responsibilities
- Domestic surveillance
- Whistle blowing in government or in a business
- Religion in the workplace
- Consumer tracking
- Ethical problems of gambling
- Progressive taxation rates
- Women’s equality
In your paper, you will apply the ethical theories and
perspectives to the issue that you select. You do not have to use all
six, but you should apply at least two ethical theories and at least one
ethical perspective in your paper. Make sure that you write primarily
on ethical topics and concepts; do not get distracted by doing analyses
that apply political, economic, religious, or legal perspectives.
Describe, compare, and apply the ethical theories and perspectives to
the topics. Explain your analysis of the issue using these theories and
perspectives. What are the ethical issues? Where there breaches of
ethical behavior? How could each theory help people think about what
constitutes virtuous or ethical behavior?
Your draft must include at least three pages of text plus a title page
and a references page. Your draft should include a clear thesis
statement that states what you plan to argue. Also include a list of the
sources you intend to use. You can also use the Sociology Research Guide
located in the Ashford University Library.
Format your rough draft according to APA style and properly cite and
reference all your sources according to APA format. If you would like to
refer to APA samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center,
located within the Learning Resources tab in the left navigation bar of
your online course.