Political Ethics

The course will provide a foundation in ethics, ethical theory, and their application to political institutions and the political process. The course will cover the ethical issues and implications faced by politicians, elected officials and government employees in the operation of the government and in making public policy decisions, along with those faced by individuals and entities interacting or doing business with the government. The course will examine how these ethical issues can be resolved in politics and public policy making. Through the use of select case studies, the course will explore current and past ethical issues in politics and public policy making, including torturing of terrorists, NSA spying, whistleblowing, police shootings, illegal immigration and fraud in military and other government contracts. Fulfills: E in LS Core.

School

Liberal Arts

Program

Political Science

Course Number

POL2010C

Section

A

Instructor

Robert Chwaliszewski

Credits

4

Type

Online - Asynchronous

Start – End Dates

01/04/2020-01/20/2021 (2 weeks)

Student Registration Link

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

Other Registration Link

https://gps.merrimack.edu/register/?id=22d0949a-7368-4e24-8d30-04844795b2d6