13th Annual UDM Ethics Bowl
November 16, 2012
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Student Center, Fountain Lounge
The Ethics Bowl is inspired by TV's College Bowl, but modified rules adapt the game to the subject of ethics. The event features teams of 3-5 UDM undergraduates debating contemporary moral issues.
In Ethics Bowl, a moderator poses questions to teams of three to five students. Questions may address ethical problems on classroom topics (e.g. cheating or plagiarism), personal relationships (e.g. dating or friendship), professional ethics (e.g. engineering, law, medicine), or social and political ethics (e.g. free speech, gun control, etc.).
Each team receives a set of ethical issues in advance of the competition, and questions posed to teams at the competition are taken from that set. A panel of judges rates answers in terms of intelligibility, focus, depth, and judgment. No specialized knowledge in ethical theory is required to compete in or judge an Ethics Bowl.