Subject: Good Questions

A good question for a student to post in the discussion area is one which will require students to use their critical

analysis skills. A good question will require the respondent to demonstrate both factual knowledge of the content

and a comprehension of how the knowledge applies to the humans.

It should not be a simple "look-up in the textbook" question or just a "what's your opinion?" question.

Here is an example of the kind of question I am looking for from you.

How would a utilitarian deal with the matter of assisting women over 55 years of age to have children

through various forms of medical assistance including artificial insemination?

Would it matter whether the woman was married or not? Whether the woman was already receiving some

form of public assistance or welfare?

Here are other examples of a good questions:

Which ethical principles or traditions would support the idea that it would be a good thing to

notify the parents of a pregnant teenager that their daughter is requesting an abortion?

Which ethical principles would require the permission of the parents for the abortion?

You must post your class-discussion questions in the 'Virtual Seminar' area.)

This question requires knowledge , comprehension , and critical analysis .

I will evaluate the quality of your discussion questions, as well as the quality (and quantity) of your answers to the questions asked by me and the other students.


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