Junior college students attending Georgia Military College are required to complete successfully PER 102 (Critical Thinking and Character Development) as a prerequisite for graduation. The course introduces GMC students to the values and character development expectations of the college.
Students further develop critical thinking and decision making skills by examining the foundations of ethical reasoning through familiarization with selected traditions of ethical thought. Instruction is given on a small set of moral theories including Aristotle's Virtue Ethics, Immanuel Kant's Ethics of Duty, and John Stuart Mill's Theory of Utilitarianism. Students apply critical thinking and reasoning skills to study and debate contemporary ethical issues.