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Interdisciplinary Studies

IDS 321 (AR) Ethics in the American Tradition (1)

The aim of this interdisciplinary course is to address the institutional structures which define American society and shape our ability to make responsible ethical decisions. The course will begin with an analysis of current American values, broadly defined, and will conclude with a study of the major ethical systems which are attempting to respond, through these issues, to the decisions which confront us in the modern world. Several case studies will be conducted to test the implications of these ethical systems and the options they pose for corporate ethics.

Mode of Inquiry: Analyzing Arguments, Reasons, and Values

Prerequisite: Junior/Senior standing or consent of instructor

  • Offering: Alternate years
  • Instructor: McGaughy