A general education should help you reflect upon and deliberate about your lives as ethical agents both within the University of Virginia community and beyond college. Engagement with ethical questions––questions of justice, liberty, equality, democracy, injustice, rights etc.––is inevitable, in as much as avoiding or ignoring conflict and controversy is itself an ethical decision. And consider how to integrate ethical reflection and practice while acknowledging that some differences on ethical questions are irreconcilable.
- Reflect upon ethical traditions, your own and those of others;
- Grapple with the contingent and historically-rooted character of ethical action;
- Pose, evaluate and respond to ethical questions;
- Recognize yourselves as ethical agents within communities and the broader world.