Role of Ethics in Professional Studies

Course Description

Role, values, and issues of public management in democratic governance, citizen participation, power structures, and professional codes of conduct.

Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze the moral foundations of public service.
  • Critically examine relationships between democratic values and the practice of public administration, including issues of accountability and responsiveness.
  • Utilize critical thinking to analyze and address ethical issues and problems within the field of public administration.
  • Evaluate ethical situations and how they will impact the day to day work of public servants in the field of public administration and public policy.
  • Synthesize diverse multicultural ethical decision models using group collaborative processes.

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School of Professional Studies

“Our faculty members have years of experience in their fields. That practitioner insight brings their course material to life and gives students tools and expertise they can put into practice right away.”
School of Professional Studies
Micaela R.
Class of 2014