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Student Learning Outcomes: Values/Ethics Dimension

GOAL: MHS graduates will demonstrate an understanding of the role of values/ethics in human services and conduct themselves according to appropriate professional ethics in their workplace.


I. Students will be able to

  •  Identify and list values represented in ethical systems from a variety of contexts and traditions (European, American, Asian, African).
  • Identify their personal values and be able to articulate how their value systems inform and influence their professional practices.

II. Students will be able to

  • Formulate policy in regard to client interaction as well as agency policy in matters of professional ethics.

III. Students will be able to

  • Identify the difference among the terms beliefs, values, attitudes and ethics.
  • Compare and contrast  0% consensus and 100% consensus, authoritarian beliefs and matter of taste beliefs.
  •  Identify attitude variables in cross group communications such as language, body coding, socio-cultural variables such as income, education, geography, religion and the impact of history and world view.
  •  Define instrumental and terminal values and list their top five values in each category.
  • Define institutional racism, sexism, ageism

IV.  Students will be able to

  • Identify and describe major theories of prejudice.
  • Apply ethical principles to the planning and implementation of a change. project while describing the values of empowerment, justice and freedom.
  • Contrast relational ethics of mights and coulds with traditional ethics of oughts and shoulds.

V.  Students will be able to

  • Identify and define Helms and Cross stages of cultural identification and the interaction between them.
  • Identify the trends of workforce 2020 and hypothesize implications.
  • Analyze their individual change project by reviewing the ethical decisions and interventions.

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