318.631.01 ETHICS AND PUBLIC POLICY I
- Curt Ventriss
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.
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Identify a range of ethical challenges facing public policymaking
Describe multiple normative ways in which questions of value can be examined
Present persuasive arguments about ethical principles and disagreements
- Wednesday 7:00 - 9:00