Ethics seminars have become a popular, if somewhat fraught, course of study for young adults, and now, according to a new study from the University of Virginia’s Miller Center for Public Service.
The Miller Center’s 2017 study of 1,000 undergraduate students found that about one-third of them have taken an ethics seminar, with one in four having taken it.
The median time spent in a class was 10 hours, with about half taking it in the first year of college.
It’s also become increasingly popular for students to take a class on campus as well.
And it’s been a big hit among students in the Trump era, with at least 30 percent of those taking ethics classes saying they’re more likely to take another in their career, according for the study.
“The Trump era is not over, but we’re beginning to see a resurgence in the interest and participation in ethics seminars,” said Scott Hartley, the Miller Center research director, who co-authored the study with co-author and professor of psychology at UVA John J. Schmitt.
The trend seems to be coming on strong for both students and adults.
The study’s data set includes data from 1,053 undergraduate students and 2,632 adults in the United States who took ethics courses in the last two years, and the data includes questions about their ethical behavior as well as questions about the effectiveness of ethics training.
A small percentage of students and one in five adults said they take ethics classes to “enjoy learning and increase my career prospects,” according to the study’s summary.
That’s up from less than one-quarter and three in 10, respectively, of those who took classes in the previous two years.
The number of students who said they’ve taken ethics classes also spiked.
About one-in-ten of those surveyed said they had taken an ethical seminar, up from 1 in five who said the same in 2015.
Hartley said he thinks it’s important for people to think about their ethics, but he’s not convinced that taking a class will help them to be more ethical in their own work.
“I think it’s not the best way to be an ethical person,” Hartley told Recode.
“There’s plenty of evidence that when people think about ethics in the workplace, they tend to do things that are unethical and they don’t get the results that they would want.”
The report also found that some of the biggest gains in ethics courses came from college students, who now make up about two-thirds of all ethics majors.
“It’s been more about college students and less about other students, so it’s more of a college thing,” Hartry said.
“People are just getting more interested in ethics.”
Ethics is not a new concept to the United State.
For years, there were many courses that involved students studying the history of American politics, politics and the history and philosophy of the United Kingdom, which is what the term “ethics” means.
The ethics department at the University