Catalog 2016-2017 
    
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Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHIL 305 Professional Ethics

5 credits
This course examines ethical questions that can arise for individuals working in business and other professions. Students will be equipped to identify the values that inform various professions and to skillfully resolve conflicts that arise between core value concepts.

Prerequisites: Completion of an AAS, AAS-T, or AA degree or instructor permission.

Quarters Offered: Fall

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Identify the values that motivate professions like business, medicine, law or engineering
  • Describe the different ways that these key value concepts are interpreted and applied within the context of the different professions
  • Rationally resolve conflicts between ethical values using ethical theory, sound critical thinking, and an accurate understanding of the technical and cultural context in which the conflict arises
  • Demonstrate the ability to work with others in teams to negotiate resolutions to ethical cases drawn from such professions as medicine, accounting, engineering, law or management
  • Articulate clearly and persuasively one’s resolution to value conflicts using terminology and communication techniques that will give one’s proposals the best chance of being adopted
  • Explain why ethical practice is needed for healthy and productive professions