SSI1 166

Applied Ethics

"Morality" is what an individual believes right or wrong. "Law" means the enforceable rules governing society. "Ethics" is the written and unwritten rules governing institutions and professions. This course addresses common misunderstandings about ethics and frequent difficulties in the application, use, and explanation of ethical standards. Students learn to understand and define what ethics is and is not; develop an Applied Ethics analytical structure generating defensible outcomes; and critically evaluate the sources, information, and assumptions used to examine, challenge, and support ethical conclusions. This seminar is not discipline-specific. Subject matter varies and encompasses issues of reproductive freedom, bodily integrity, employment and business practices, and law interpretation and enforcement, among others. Affiliate school: School of Business and Leadership.