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  • Ethical Reasoning/Ethics in Practice
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This course provides an introduction to concepts and theories of ethical decision-making, moral conduct, obligation and permission, justice, responsibility, either generally or in an area of public policy or a profession. The role of ethics in society. Codes of conduct in specific fields may be examined.


Eligibility for C-ID ENGL 100 (College Composition)

  1. Foundations and forms of general ethical principles (must include at least two general ethical principles)
  2. Standards of justice
  3. Role of ethics in responsible personal conduct and in society
  4. Analysis of some important ethical issues
  5. Practice in ethical reasoning to resolve ethical disagreements

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At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:

  1. identify ethical issues that often arise in regard to professional responsibility, public service, or law.
  2. state basic general ethical principles and to apply these to particular cases.
  3. demonstrate mastery of at least one method for resolving ethical disagreements.
  4. explain the importance - both for one's self and for society as a whole - of being ethical.
  5. propose and defend standards for justice.



Written Assignments


Albanese, Professional Ethics in Criminal Justice: Being Ethical When No One is Looking, Pearson

Bok, Lying: Moral Choice in Public and Private Life, Pantheon

Burkhardt & Nathaniel, Ethics and Issues in Contemporary Nursing, Thomson Delmar Learning

Christians, Rotzoll & McKee, Media Ethics: Cases and Moral Reasoning, Allyn & Bacon

Fremgen, Medical Law and Ethics, Prentice Hall

Hartman, Perspectives in Business Ethics, McGraw Hill College

Lafollette, Ethics in Practice, Wiley Blackwell

Lofthouse, Ethics for Public Safety Ethical and Moral Decision Making, Kendall Hunt Publishing Company

Pence, Medical Ethics: Accounts of Groundbreaking Cases, McGraw Hill

Spinello, Cyberethics: Morality and Law in Cyberspace, Jones & Bartlet Learning

Timmons, Conduct and Character, Cengage

Turvey & Crowder, Ethical Justice:  Applied Issues for Criminal Justice Students and Professionals, Elsevier

Van Deveer & Pierce, Environmental Ethics and Policy Book: Philosophy, Ecology, Economics Cengage

Weiss, Business Ethics, Thomson Learning

Williams & Arrigo, Ethics, Crime, and Criminal Justice, Pearson

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  • This descriptor is intended to describe general ethics, applied ethics, and ethics in practice courses that may be used to fill the ethics element of the LPPS TMC. It is intentionally general so as to include an array of existing CCC courses.

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