Ethical Reasoning (2)

Ethical Reasoning

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.

Pathway Requirement


  • 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.

ESLO Ethical Reasoning Committee Chair

Franny Howes

Franny Howes, Associate Professor


ESLO Ethical Reasoning Committee Members

Travis Lund

Travis Lund, Associate Professor

Rachelle Barrett

Rachelle Barrett, Instructor

Tonja Willey

Tonja Willey, Assistant Professor

Yasha Rohwer

Yasha Rohwer, Associate Professor