Ethics in Professional Communication (Diversity)
College of Liberal Arts
Theories and principles of ethics, including virtue ethics and care ethics, applied to ethical issues in professional communication, such as the use of ethnic, racial, and regional terms to talk about individuals and groups of people, offensive images or language, privacy, transparency and disclosure, and their influence on social and ethical norms.
Goals and Diversity
MN Goal Course
MN Goal Designation(s)
Identify the major moral theories and principles relevant to particular moral issues that arise in professional communications, including virtue ethics, care ethics, consequentialism, deontology, and rights theory.
Explain the moral conflict that appears to arise between free expression and the communication of offensive or plainly false contents – as in pornography, conspiracy theories, and hate speech.
Evaluate the moral permissibility of nudging and other forms of soft and hard paternalism.
Evaluate the moral permissibility of marketing products to vulnerable populations – as in marketing sugary food to children or medicines to seriously ill adults.