To develop students' capacity to identify, discuss, and reflect upon
the ethical dimensions of political, social, and personal life and to
understand the ways in which they can exercise responsible and
productive citizenship. While there are diverse views of social
justice or the common good in a pluralistic society, students should
learn that responsible citizenship requires them to develop skills to
understand their own and others' positions, be part of the free
exchange of ideas, and function as public-minded citizens.