Ethics in the Professions

The course is designed to introduce students to the three major ethical theories: Natural Law, Deontology, and Utilitarianism. After the students have been familiarized with the fundamental principles and with the logical structure of moral reasoning, we will examine some of the many moral problems that arise in the professional lives of doctors, lawyers, engineers, advertisers, etc. Topics will include privacy, confidentiality, deception, commutative and distributive justice in hiring and compensation, etc. The course will stress case studies in the form of group discussions and presentations of cases in class by students. Prerequisite: PHL 1000. Satisfies a second institutional requirement in Philosophy if needed or a Humanities distribution requirement.  Fulfills E in LS Core.

School

Liberal Arts

Program

Philosophy

Course Number

PHL2050C

Section

A

Instructor

James Ruddy

Credits

4

Session

Summer I

Type

Online

Start – End Dates

05/18/2020 - 06/26/2020

Student Registration Link

https://mymack.merrimack.edu/ics/myMack_Home/

Other Registration Link

https://gps.merrimack.edu/register/?id=8cb60d94-2372-4f30-8930-fbb5f6157899