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 terrorist, NSA spying, whistleblowing, and fraud in military and other government contracts. This course fulfills an Ethics requirement for LS Core.

School

Liberal Arts

Program

Political Science

Course Number

POL2010C

Section

A

Instructor

Robert Chwaliszewski

Credits

4

Session

Summer Session 1

Type

Online - Asynchronous

Start – End Dates

05/24/2021-07/02/2021

Student Registration Link

https://mymack.merrimack.edu/ICS/

Other Registration Link

https://www.merrimack.edu/admission/professional-studies/summer-session/registration/