ERIC Number: ED138493
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Moral Choices in Contemporary Society: A Study Guide for Courses by Newspaper.
Marcolongo, Francis J.
The study guide for a newspaper course on moral choices in contemporary society provides overviews, definitions, and review questions to accompany the reader and related articles. Designed for independent study, the guide helps students to understand central concepts, relate various readings to a central theme, and pursue additional reading on related subjects. Sixteen sections in the guide are arranged to correspond to the 16 subject areas in the reader. For each area, the guide presents an overview showing the interrelatedness of the readings; open-ended definitions of key concepts encountered in the readings; factual and essay questions to stimulate analytical thinking; and bibliographies for additional research. For example, in the section about the morality of business, key concepts are identified. These are capitalism, socialism, laissez-faire, corporation, consumer interest group, and corporate responsibility. One of the discussion questions challenges students to defend or criticize the contention that dishonesty is built into the American business system because of the nature of free enterprise capitalism. (AV)
Descriptors: Abortions, Adult Education, Bibliographies, Business, Concept Teaching, Content Area Reading, Crime, Educational Programs, Family Life, Higher Education, Laws, Moral Issues, Newspapers, Older Adults, Politics, Programed Instruction, Racism, Scientific Enterprise, Sexuality, Social Problems, Study Guides, Values
Publisher's Inc., 243 12th Street, Drawer P, Del Mar, California 92014 ($2.95 paperbound)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., San Diego. Univ. Extension.
Note: For related documents, see SO 009 862-864