Political and Moral Ethics and Dilemmas

LWP 6431 2 Quarter Hours
Course Level CPS - Graduate
Description Offers a political and moral examination of the responsibilities of public policy makers in government by asking two questions: (1) What should governments do, considering principles that guide good, just, legitimate public policy? (2) What should political actors do, considering the many and often competing obligations that guide political actors in contesting what is good, just, and legitimate public policy? Assignments focus on applications of theoretical concepts from scholarly readings in philosophy and political theory to practical issues of public policy. Students are expected to research distinct political and moral scholars, make presentations of their research, and complete a term paper addressing these ideas and scholars as applied to their doctoral project. Prereq. Law and policy doctoral students only.


Students should refer to the CPS Prerequisite Table for course prerequisite and corequisite information.


Course Sections

Section 01
CRN 90317
Session Summer 2017 CPS Quarter - Full Term
Class Meeting Dates 07/10/2017 to 09/02/2017
Schedule Saturday, 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Campus Downtown Campus
Course Format Hybrid
Costs Course Cost: View Tuition Rates | Books: Visit NU Bookstore Site
Next Term Starts
  • Spring Graduate
    Apr 10, 2017 (6- and 12-week classes)
    May 22, 2017 (6-week classes)
  • Summer Undergraduate
    May 8, 2017 (7.5- and 15-week classes)
    May 22, 2017 (7.5-week classes)
    July 3, 2017 (7.5-week classes)

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