To fulfill the requirements for my foundations courses, I took Citizen 110 in the fall of my freshman year. The theme of the section that I took was ethics and morals. In this course, we learned about different ethical theories and ethical principles. Each class, a reading was assigned, and we were required to take notes on the text and be ready to argue and discuss the ethical theory or issue the next class. In addition to the different ethical theories, at the end of the semester, our class discussed the moral issue and the different viewpoints on two controversial issues that affect society today. The two topics that were discussed in class include abortion and euthanasia. For our final exam, we met with the professor during office hours and discussed one of the issues with him. The one requirement was that we had to back up our arguments and points with the different ethical theories presented in class.
To teach us how to take proper reading notes, we had to turn in our notes until the professor found that the notes were satisfactory. Below, I have attached my reading notes that were marked satisfactory from one of the readings along with the reading.