PUBLPOL Ethics and Public Policy (MS&E 197, STS 110)
Civil Rights/Liberties: General
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Ethics and Public Policy (MS&E 197, STS 110)
School of Humanities & Sciences
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[ Academia ] [ Litigation ] [ Regulatory & Policy ] Civil Rights/Liberties: General
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[ Academia ] [ Litigation ] [ Regulatory & Policy ] as a Relevant Course outside SLS for those interested in Public Policy : Public interest lawyers effect social change in a variety of ways, one of which is to push for changes in government policies or regulations. Students interested in a public interest practice should consider taking 1 or more courses that consider the process of decision-making by agencies and branches of the federal government.
General course Description:
Ethical issues in science- and technology-related public policy conflicts. Focus is on complex, value-laden policy disputes. Topics: the nature of ethics and morality; rationales for liberty, justice, and human rights; and the use and abuse of these concepts in policy disputes. Case studies from biomedicine, environmental affairs, technical professions, communications, and international relations.
Course Style: A Substantive course teaches the law, theory, and policy in a particular area of law