HUM3166 Ethics lll

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HUM3166 Ethics, III

This course will focus on many of the central questions related to human behavior. We will examine a person’s decision-making process and review the cognitive bias of “herding” and “self-herding” to determine their impacts on our daily decisions. This course will delve into the topic of unethical behavior and help you understand how it affects people, why it is so prevalent in our societies, and what, if anything, that can be done to bring these behaviors to an end.

You will expand your understanding of the ethical issues that guide the interactions between people, and the various perspectives we use to face our problems. You will begin to better distinguish the lines between what is legal versus what is ethical.


This course will provide a foundation for understanding ethics and how common issues related to ethics occur in the workplace and in other areas of life. Understanding how to identify patterns of unethical behavior in institutions and organizations will be addressed. By the end of this course, all students should:

  • Become adept at recognizing the difference between legal and ethical behavior
  • Develop conceptual tools that will enable them to make ethical decisions in the workplace or other areas of life
  • Comprehend ethical rules and principles that will enable us to make a clearer distinction between moral and immoral behavior
  • Understand the range of ethical methods and value systems that can be applied to various problems so that you can react in an appropriate manner
  • Develop a clearer picture of the various philosophical perspectives on the origin of ethics
  • Discover the concept of moral relativism and apply this lens to various personal and cultural problems
  • Develop a better understanding of both the current state of research on ethical principles and your own views on them

Full-CLC Students

“A CLC award signifies that the student has attained the knowledge, (through either prior education or experience), equal to or greater than the student would have learned in a traditional college course.”

“Based upon your CLC award, physical classroom attendance is not required; however, you will be required to successfully pass a final exam for each course.”

Based upon your HESEAP Application, you have received full-CLC for this course; therefore, this is a test-out course which does not include traditional education on the subject.

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(The majority of the exam questions for this course are based upon information contained in the below search topics)

  • (2017) Ethics, James Fieser, the University of Tennessee at Martin, USA. Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
  • (2015) Legal vs. Ethical Liability: A Crisis of Leadership and Culture | Mel Fugate
  • (2013) Dan Ariely – The Long-lasting Effects of Decisions.
  • (2014) Ethics: a general introduction. BBC
  • (2014) Duty based Ethics: BBC
  • (2013) Statement of Values: William Frey, Jose A Cruz-Cruz
  • (1999) Law Versus Ethics in Management. Susan M. Anstead

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