Course Description

This course examines the many ways that organizations and professions institutionalize values, influence beliefs and attitudes, and guide conduct through prescriptions for professional practices and missions and mandates for organizations. The course focuses on prominent issues such as codes of ethics, conflict of interest, dirty hands, and whistle-blowing. Readings emphasize the complexities of virtue and moral agency for professionals and organizations, while comparing and contrasting selected established and emerging professions.


This course is currently offered as an individualized study/directed reading course; students interested in enrolling should contact Dr. Alex Wellington at awelling@ryerson.ca.


Prerequisites: ACS 105 or CSSH 105 or any PHL course.

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