Our Story: A Campus-Wide Theme
Every year, the Center for Engaged Ethics weaves a theme through the Hiram curriculum, creating campus-wide engagement and conversation around the great ethical challenges and questions of our era. From Food and Hunger, to War or Sustainability, the Center seeks to enrich classroom learning, connect students across all disciplines, and help our community face these ethical challenges.
Our Ethics Across the Curriculum initiatives engage ethical issues in every discipline and area of study, providing all students with a foundation to pursue social responsibility in their lives and careers. Students can pursue a more complete foundation through the Ethics Minor, which combines traditional study and experiential learning to augment a student's major and provide a distinctive background for his or her career.
The Office of Civic Engagement coordinates service learning and civic engagement programming and administers the Hiram Service Leaders program. Annual participation in the intercollegiate Ethics Bowl allows students to practice and test their critical thinking skills and ethical analysis important for any career they choose.
Ethics Across the Curriculum
The Annual Ethics Theme for the 2011-2012 academic year is civility – the great variety of ways in which people accommodate themselves to others in order to convey respect and thrive in community, whether within households, workplaces, the public arena, or our political bodies and institutions from the local to the international. A number of trends, not least the vituperative tenor of public discourse, indicate that civility deserves our examination.
Throughout the 2011-2012 academic year there will be a series of program events on campus, plus related course offerings, which will explore the theme of civility from a wide variety of perspectives.