Course Description

Ethics are involved in every aspect of our personal, interpersonal and professional lives. This highly interactive course focuses on helping you become consciously aware and articulate about your personal ethics, your values, beliefs and morals, and how these relate to your working life, whether this is in a private business or public service context. In this course you will be introduced to the fundamentals of ethics theory and to various ethical decision-making models. You will examine these models and become familiar with how to use these pragmatically. You will consider the relationship between ethics and professionalism, as well as developing an understanding of the importance of ethics in various disciplines.You will explore various ethical dilemmas and be challenged to explore ethical considerations that exist in your own work. Moreover, you will consider the relevance and application of Codes of Conduct, Codes of Ethics, Oaths and the role of Governance within organizations.You will be learning in a team environment for the duration of the course so that you can discuss each weeks’ learnings, and additional topics, with your peers. Each unit provides a particular focus and progression that will assist in understanding the application of ethics to your personal and working life.

Course Outline

This course introduces participants to theories and perspectives on ethics, and how they apply in today's world of work. The course challenges participants to question the lenses through which they view events and ideas in their own professional contexts. The course helps participants develop a deeper understanding of ethics and its importance to daily decision-making in complex, dynamic work settings. Participants can draw upon a repertoire of theories and perspectives, as they apply the course content to their careers.

What You Will Learn

  • Understanding of fundamental moral and ethical theory
  • How to apply ethics to personal life and to professional practice
  • Practical application of ethical decision-making in the real world
  • Understanding the relationship between ethics and professionalism
  • How to identify Organizational Integrity


Please contact Grace Temani-Chipudhla, Program Director (Grace.Temani@dal.ca) for additional information.


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Section Title
Ethics in Action
Apr 07, 2021 to Jun 30, 2021
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $1,045.00 now or pay later
Section Notes

Synchronous sessions will be scheduled following consultation with the class at the beginning of the course. Synchronous sessions will be scheduled to accommodate the majority of students; students who are unable to attend these sessions will be able to view a recorded version.

Please contact ccereg@dal.ca for information.

This course has scheduled written assignments and scheduled discussions within the term time frame. The course syllabus is available on the course site.

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