Communication Ethics Fundamentals
Students will understand the moral foundations, philosophical theories and values underlying the ethics of professional communications, and the role of the media in a democratic society.
Moral Reasoning and Ethical Decision-Making
Students will develop moral reasoning skills and judgment mechanisms for informed ethical decision-making; for applying with precision, clarity, and subtlety a systematic, normative approach to the consideration, discussion and judgment of ethical dilemmas.
Assessing Moral Arguments
Students will understand and assess moral arguments.
Students will become knowledgeable about basic concepts in applied ethics such as deception, secrecy, loyalty, universality, reciprocity, etc.
Law, Ethics, and Religion
Students will understand the relationships among law, ethics, and religion.
Professional Ethics and Conduct
Students will develop a personal ethical framework and a commitment to ethical conduct as a professional communicator and as a member of society.