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Spring 2020
Feb 24, 2020
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MSFS 500 - Ethics and Decision Making
This course addresses the ethical dilemmas facing international affairs practitioners, focusing on the ethics involved in every-day decision-making, weighing priorities and tradeoffs. It will review the current literature on international ethics and cover ethical considerations related to key current international affairs issues, the tools available to international practitioners, and the ethics of the international system. Throughout, the course will focus on decision-making processes and case studies, in order to challenge students to understand how decisions are made, as well as engage in their own decision-making processes. The course will review ethical debates related to key foreign policy issues, tools of foreign policy, and finally, the structure of the global system and how it relates to sovereignty. Ethics is required for all MSFS students; this course is tailored specifically for those in the GPS concentration.
1.500 Credit hours
1.500 Lecture hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

MS in Foreign Service Department

Must be enrolled in one of the following Fields of Study (Major, Minor, Concentration, or Certificate):
      Foreign Service
      Law/Foreign Service

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