2022-2023 Academic Catalog

Ethics and Leadership (EAL)

The Ethics and Leadership Certificate helps students learn to recognize and face ethical challenges in their personal lives, communities, and workplaces with confidence, leading those around them to do the same. In particular, through peer discussions, coursework, experiential and other co-curricular learning, individual mentorship, and a personal capstone project, students will (i) critically reflect upon, refine, and articulate their own personal values, (ii) demonstrate leadership by developing strategies to live out their values when doing so might not be the popular or easy thing to do and learn to be allies to those communities they stand outside of, yet might benefit from their talents most, and (iii) become better informed about and able to recognize and respond to the ethical challenges facing their field of study in preparation for joining the workforce.

Required Coursework

Foundations of Ethics and Leadership
Choose 3 courses from the following: 1
Anthropology of Human Rights
Place, Culture, and Social Justice
Introduction to Human Rights
Ethics and American Popular Music (Only Available to Music Majors and Minors)
Philosophy of Human Nature
Social Philosophy
Business Ethics
Philosophy of Law
Medical Ethics
Engineering Ethics
Ethics of War
Family Ethics
Information Ethics
Environmental Ethics
Science, Values & Society
Philosophy & Human Rights
Ethical Theory
Public Integrity & Political Leadership
Political Issues
Morality Policy
Nationalism & Ethnopolitics
Politics of Human Rights
Gender, Women’s Rights and Global Politics
Power, Gender & Performance
Leadership in Building Communities
Faith Traditions: Topics in Religious Studies (In semesters when the topic addresses Moral Reasoning)
Faith Traditions: Human Rights
Faith & Justice
Christian Ethics & Health Care Issues
Christian Ethics & the Business World
Christian Ethics and Engineering
Social Work Practice & Profession
Community Field Experience
Modern Social Problems
Social Inequality
Social Movements
Sociology of Human Rights
Health and Inequality
Food Justice
Health and Inequality
  • Capstone: Culminating Experience

Co-Curricular/Experiential Learning Requirement

Students are required to engage in at least three co-curricular activities for a total of at least 15 hours. Activities must be approved by the program coordinator. Current offerings include:

  • Ethics and Leadership Initiative Offerings
    • Ethics and Leadership Internship
    • Speaker and Film Series
    • Workshops, such as Giving Games
    • Essay and Art Contests
    • Ethics and Leadership Competitions
  • Brook Center Offerings
    • Ally Training
    • Green Dot Training
  • Student Leadership Programs Offerings
    • Leadership Development Workshops
    • Fall Leadership Conference
    • Women’s Leadership Immersion
    • Collegiate Leadership Competition
  • Center for Social Concern Offerings
    • REAL Dayton
    • Breakouts
    • Plunges
    • Cross-Cultural Immersions
    • Table of Plenty (dialogues on social justice issues)
    • Catholic Social Ministry Gathering
    • UD Summer Appalachia Program