- Course Number:
- CG 146
- Course Title:
- Value Clarification
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Course DescriptionExamines beliefs, attitudes and values behind decisions and actions including whether behavior matches stated beliefs, evaluating consequences of choices and developing a process that will enable the development of personalized values. Audit available.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
1. Describe personal values: how and when they were formed, and if
and when they have changed over time.
2. Define the relationship between behaviors and values.
3. Identify the criteria that constitute a value.
4. Discover existing values conflicts, and understand how to address
the issues surrounding them.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Students will demonstrate the learning outcomes by the following tasks
conducted individually or in cooperation with other students.
1. Record, through journalizing, thoughts and observations of personal
behaviors, decision-making methods and attitudes that reflect
personal value systems.
2. Write an essay on the evolution of their system, examining and
defining their sources - then and now.
3. Role play and group discussion on the relationship between ethics
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
The following list indicates the skills students will develop by doing
assignments and participating in class.
1. Participation and interaction within groups.
2. Reflection and self-analysis.
3. Use of writing to clarify and order thoughts and document observations.
Concepts, Themes, Issues
The contextualized network of meanings students must understand in
order to demonstrate performance tasks and achieve the outcomes.
1. Values clarification process:
a) choosing; b) prizing; c) cherishing
2. The connection between values and attitude/behavior/decision-
3. The bases of personal value systems.
4. Values conflicts and their far-reaching effects on life/work/
5. The interconnectedness of personal values with personal ethics.