Soc120 ethics and social responsibility 10pg (theory application

In this course, we look at classical ethical theories of utilitarianism, deontology, and virtue ethics. We also examine different perspectives on ethical issues introduced by relativism, ethical egoism, and emotivism. For this paper, you will apply these theories and perspectives to a current issue, selected from the list of issues below.

Choose one of the ethical issues from the list below to research and write about. It is recommended that you choose a topic that you are familiar with or that you have thought about previously. For example, you might choose an issue that either worries you or enrages you, you might choose one that you have worked on, or you might choose one that relates to recent events in your community.

Possible Issues

  • Corporate executive compensation
  • Corporate contributions to political campaigns
  • Affirmative action
  • The media and its responsibilities
  • Domestic surveillance
  • Whistle blowing in government or in a business
  • Religion in the workplace
  • Pornography
  • Consumer tracking
  • Ethical problems of gambling
  • Progressive taxation rates
  • Immigration
  • Women’s equality

In your paper, you will apply the ethical theories and perspectives to the issue that you select. Egoism, Deontology, Utilitarianism. You do not have to use all six, but you should apply at least two ethical theories and at least one ethical perspective in your paper. Make sure that you write primarily on ethical topics and concepts; do not get distracted by doing analyses that apply political, economic, religious, or legal perspectives. Describe, compare, and apply the ethical theories and perspectives to the topics. Explain how the theories and perspectives would analyze the issue. What are the ethical issues? Where are there breaches of ethical behavior? How could each theory help us think about what would constitute virtuous or ethical behavior?

The paper must be eight to ten pages in length (excluding title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style. You must use at least five scholarly resources from Google Scholar, other than the textbook to support your claims. Cite your sources within the text of your paper and on the reference page.


Writing the Final Paper
The Final Paper:

  1. Must be eight to ten double-spaced pages in length (excluding title and reference pages), and formatted according to APA style.
  2. Must include a title page:
  3. Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
  4. Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
  5. Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
  6. You must use at least five academic resources in addition to the required text. You can find academic resources in the Ashford University Library. Academic resources include: peer-reviewed journal articles, research-based books, theses and dissertations, and research-based government documents.
  7. Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  8. Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style


Content Criteria


The student fully addresses all key elements listed in the assignment instructions.


The content in the research paper is comprehensive, accurate, and well developed.


Arguments are supported by specific details, examples, or analysis; and are organized logically.


Writing Skills

The paper has well-developed paragraphs with a specific and well-supported thesis statement.


The paper is grammatically correct, has two or fewer spelling, punctuation, or grammar mistakes. The paper has no “run-on” or fragment sentences.


Research Criteria

Must use at least five academic resources in addition to the required text. Wikipedia is an example of a source that is NOT acceptable.


Must include a Reference Page that is completed according to APA style as outlined in the approved APA style guide.


Style Criteria

The paper is 8 – 10 double-spaced pages in length (excluding title and reference pages) and is correctly formatted according to APA guidelines.


The paper begins with a well written and cohesive introductory paragraph and concludes with a cohesively written concluding paragraph.


Origional work, no resubmission. Would perfer a teach with applicable knowledge in this feild of major. Please do not focus on The issue itself, but how the theorie/perspectives apply to the issue. Please have word, understand APA format, be profeicient in English (and writing), have grammar and style checked and rechecked, submitted for origionality prior to payment. and, of course, do you think you could get an A? I have three pages you can use towards it, or bits of it. However you wish. Thank you so much!



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