PPS 116D.03 – POLICY CHOICE AS VALUE CONFLICT
Core course for PPS undergraduate major. This course examines the nature and persuasiveness of many different arguments about ethics and public policy. The aims of this course are: (1) to examine the underpinnings and implications of basic moral concepts like liberty, justice, community, rights, virtue, and identity; (2) to apply such concepts to policy conflicts; and (3) to help students develop more sophisticated understandings and justifications of various moral commitments. The course provides regular exercises designed to give students the opportunity to reflect upon important issues in ethics and public policy through reading, writing, and discussion.
[Areas of Knowledge: SS; Inquiries/Competencies: EI]