Cross-Cultural Ethics in Human and Social Services
In this course, students examine the philosophy of ethics and social justice, with a focus on the interplay among race, religion, and culture within and between different societies and organizations. Students explore the complex social, political, and related ethical challenges that Human Services professionals face as they seek to meet the needs of diverse populations. They examine ethics and social justice related to economic disparity, power, and privilege. Applying concepts presented in the course, students engage in an in-depth assessment of an emerging or persistent ethical or social justice issue, through which they will demonstrate their ability to make recommendations for improvement or change. Students engage in readings, case studies, and practical assignments to gain a better understanding of the interactions among culture, ethics, and social behaviors.