PA 641 Ethics in Public Administration

(3-0-3) This course surveys the major ethical theories of the Western world from ancient to contemporary virtue ethics and anti-foundationalism. Each ethical theory is applied to concrete situations that arise in public management, allowing students to refine their understanding of the theory while practicing its application and discussing its consequences. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to understand the major ethical theories and the historical development of those theories applying different ethical perspectives to concrete situations in public administration.