Ethical Reasoning (2)

ESLO 3 Ethical Reasoning

 Oregon Tech students will make and defend reasonable ethical judgments.  


Ethical reasoning is the process of recognizing which decisions require ethical judgments, determining potential reasonable courses of action, finding support for potential courses of action, and then selecting the course of action best supported.


  • Theory: Demonstrate knowledge of different ethical theories and codes.
  • Recognition: Recognize decisions requiring ethical judgments.
  • Logic: Demonstrate knowledge of the logic of ethical reasoning.
  • Judgment: Make and support plausible ethical decisions.


  • 1 course, identified by major, that introduces ethical reasoning.

Essential Practice:            

  • 3 credits from Ethical Reasoning – Essential Practice list                                                                                          

Program-Integrated Practice:

  • 1 course, defined by program, that integrates ethical reasoning in the context of the major.

Rachelle Barrett

Rachelle Barrett, Instructor


Yasha Rohwer

Yasha Rohwer, Associate Professor


Krista Beaty

Krista Beaty, Assistant Professor