Professional Ethics

professional ethics

This course, Professional Ethics, is designed to provide students with an introduction to ethics and ethical philosophy.  This would be considered an entry-level course but is especially relevant for people who desire to work in a courtroom like setting..

Some of the topics covered include personal ethics, ethical theories, and ethics in the workplace.

Students review ethical decision making.

Students apply new ideas to realistic case studies.


Course Learning Outcomes

1.  Explain the difference between ethics, values, morals, beliefs and assumptions.

2.  Examine the origins of personal ethics.

3.  Describe how external forces shape personal ethics.

4.  Identify compromises people make; reflecting on how these undermine ethical thinking and behavior.

5.  Discover the historical origins of ethical philosophy.

6.  Compare and evaluate ethical reasoning.

7.  Evaluate different models of ethical reasoning.

8.  Apply ethical reasoning.

9.  Recognize discrimination and harassment and their implications.

10. Understand confidentiality.

11. Define bias and conflict of interest.

12. Identify specific ethical issues relevant to the court reporting and legal transcription profession.