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PHIL 481. Professional Ethics

Credits: 3
Department: Philosophy
Description: The concept of a profession and the relationships that constitute professional activity. Confidentiality, privacy, consent, whistle blowing, professional codes of ethics and social responsibility.
Semester Offered: Even Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Critically analyze conceptions of the professions and of professional power and responsibility.
2. Compare and contrast various normative models of the professional-client relationship.
3. Evaluate the strengths and limitations of professional codes of ethics and their role in individual and collective professional accountability.
4. Identify and apply relevant ethical principles, values and professional standards to central issues in professional practice such as privacy, confidentiality, truth-telling and deception, whistle-blowing, and conflicts of interest.
5. Analyze moral dilemmas common to a wide range of professions.






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