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318.632.01 ETHICS AND PUBLIC POLICY II

Cancelled

Department:
Health Policy and Management
Term:
2nd term
Credits:
3 credits
Academic Year:
2014 - 2015
Location:
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Wednesday,  7:00 - 9:00pm
Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Felicia Roane
Course Instructor:
  • Curt Ventriss

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Prerequisite:

318.631

Description:

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:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify a range of ethical challenges facing public policymaking
  2. Describe multiple normative ways in which questions of value can be examined
  3. 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%)

Multiterm:

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.

For consent, contact:

froane@jhsph.edu

Special Comments:

This course will be taught on the Homewood campus, Wyman Park room 571.