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Spring 2018
Jan 20, 2019
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MSFS 600 - Ethics & Decision Making
Limited to and required for Global Politics and Security Concentrators in the MSFS Program, this course addresses ethical dilemmas arising in international affairs careers in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. It will offer frameworks as decision-making tools, including those drawn from natural, national, and international law, while emphasizing discussion of specific issues and cases. It will hone decision-making judgment on key problems as mass atrocities, dealing with illiberal governments, forms of slavery, gender justice and opportunity, poverty and hunger, corporate responsibility, and public health. It will explore choice of means, such as military force, counterterrorism measures, economic sanctions, use of contractors rather than public institutions, compromise, and nonpartisanship, as well as dissent and resignation in professional settings. The course will build skills of concise and effective written and oral argumentation based on ethical reasoning.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate, Juris Doctor, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

MS in Foreign Service Department

Must be enrolled in one of the following Programs:     
      MS in Foreign Service
      JD-Law/Foreign Service
Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      Juris Doctor
      MN or MC Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Fields of Study (Major, Minor, Concentration, or Certificate):
      Global Politics and Security

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