318.631.01 Ethics and Public Policy I
- Health Policy and Management
- 1st term
- 3 credits
- Academic Year:
- 2012 - 2013
- East Baltimore
Explores the ethical challenges confronting public policymaking and the normative obligations of public actors in serving the public interest. Exposes a variety of ethical issues ranging from the big questions of justice and social equity, liberty and individual freedom, and globalization to issues that one might confront in a professional setting (e.g. conflict of interest, lying and deception, and whistle-blowing). Case studies are used to highlight ethical demands that arise in the policy context.
- Learning Objectives:
- Identify a range of ethical challenges facing public policymaking;
- Describe multiple normative ways in which questions of value can be examined; and
- Present persuasive arguments about ethical principles and disagreements.
- Methods of Assessment:
class participation (20%); two concept papers outlining different normative approaches (60%) class presentation (20%)
Final grade applies to all terms
- Enrollment Restriction:
undergraduates are not permitted in this course;
- Instructor Consent:
Consent required for some students
- Consent Note:
students enrolled in programs other than the MPP must obtain permission of department prior to registering for this course
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- Special Comments:
This course will be taught on the Homewood campus.