Professional Ethics (3). Basic concepts, principles and cases in ethics for the professions, including a reasoning model for ethical decisions, basic principles and codes of professional ethics, and actual case scenarios from the professions.
History of Ethical Theory (3). Study of major ethical theories in western philosophical tradition: Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Butler, and Mill. Examination of the fundamental approaches to ethics in the western philosophical tradition and of the historical connections among these fundamental theories. Historical connections include the earlier insights and arguments accepted by later thinkers and the development of concepts from earlier theories to later ones.
Ethics (3) (O). A study of the nature and foundations of moral judgment, the principles and criteria for sound moral decisions, and the application of these to contemporary moral issues. Discussion includes such specific problems as: abortion, capital punishment, privacy, war, and sexual morality.
Business Ethics (3). Ethical problems confronting business as a social institution and individuals in business. Application of ethical theory to business institutions and practices, internal exchanges of business (e.g., hiring, promotions, working conditions, employer/employee rights and duties) and external exchanges (e.g., product safety, environment, depletion, marketing, advertising.)
Philosophy of Law (3). Philosophy underlying the legal system and the Anglo-American practice of law. Usually will include topics such as what is “law,” obligation to obey the law, liberty, privacy and tolerance, and criminal responsibility and punishment.