- Pick a controversial ethical topic or moral issue.
- Decide what your position is on the topic and prepare to explain why. Pick one or more ethical theories to justify your beliefs about the topic.
- Conduct quality research on the topic and present that research. A good topic of choice will feature at least five professional sources. Unbiased articles and academic studies are best. Examples are scholarly periodicals, journals, books, research forums, and Internet periodicals by reputable organizations. You may also use reputable news media (Newsweek, Time, government publications, and web sites), but these do not count toward your total references requirement (five required). Do not use encyclopedias, dictionaries, Wikipedia, and popular forums or Internet web sites.
- Create a 10-minute slide style presentation. Present both sides of the issue fairly; then justify your viewpoint. End with at least three ethical discussion questions about the topic. Include a slide that lists your references in APA format (see the presentation outline section). Make sure your presentation features an appropriate number of slides and presents the information as clearly as possible. Avoid including slides with too many words, lack of clarity, and poor grammar. Use illustrations where appropriate. Utilize the notes section of the slide for large chunks of text or supporting information and add speaker’s notes for each slide.
Degrees of Wealth.
Presentation Issue/Question: Do people who are considered financially wealthy have a moral obligation to pay for health care and other social service costs for disadvantaged people?