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Course Description

A solid sense of your own professional ethical standards allows you to live an authentic life and be more confident about the choices you make at work. In your role as an educator, manager, advisor or other professional, this study of ethics will address professional ethical issues by exploring different ethical theories and approaches to decision making. You will learn the elements of logical discussion and debate as well as cognitive biases that can create flaws in our own thinking. Whether you are faced with a personal ethical dilemma or a disagreement with colleagues, you will be better prepared to analyze the issue and apply ethical reasoning to create a satisfactory conclusion. You will also gain better insight into the code of ethics for your profession or company.

Course Details

Upon completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Distinguish between laws and codes of ethics
  • Compare and evaluate models of ethical reasoning used to resolve ethical dilemmas
  • Identify the components needed to create an effective code of ethics
  • Create a personal code of ethics using ethics theories and applied techniques
  • Apply ethical theory and practical applications when responding to discussions or assignments

Topics of Instruction:

  • Personal ethics, morals and moral development
  • Ethical theories: early thinking on ethics - Religion, Socrates, Plato, Virtue Ethics
  • Ethical theories: more recent thinking - social contracts, ethical relativism
  • Ethical issues in the workplace
  • Ethical decision-making models
  • Professional Codes of Ethics - what they should contain and why
  • Ethical considerations for helping professions
  • Leadership in Ethics
  • Creative approaches to solving ethical problems
  • Case studies of workplace ethical issues

Notes

Students should expect to spend 5-7 hours on course work each week. 

Are you a career development practitioner looking for an ethics course?  ADL 221 Ethics for Career Development Professionals might be a better fit for you.

 

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Type
Online
Dates
Feb 01, 2022 to Mar 28, 2022
Hours
30.0
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $525.00
Potential Price Adjustments
Instructor(s)
Reading List / Textbook
The Right Choice: Making Ethical Decisions on the Job
Jane Ann McLachlan, Conestoga College
ISBN-10: 0132064960 • ISBN-13: 9780132064965

Visit the UCalgary Bookstore at www.calgarybookstore.ca.

Section Notes

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students who register on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

Type
Online
Dates
Apr 19, 2022 to Jun 13, 2022
Hours
30.0
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $525.00
Potential Price Adjustments
Instructor(s)
Reading List / Textbook
The Right Choice: Making Ethical Decisions on the Job
Jane Ann McLachlan, Conestoga College
ISBN-10: 0132064960 • ISBN-13: 9780132064965

Visit the UCalgary Bookstore at www.calgarybookstore.ca.

Section Notes

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students who register on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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