318.631.01 ETHICS AND PUBLIC POLICY I
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.
After completing this course, you should be able to:
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.