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Ethical Leadership (ETH 301)


Various; distance learning format.

Various; distance learning format.

June 2023 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: understand concepts and applications of ethics; explain the application of the role of ethics in various leadership styles; develop and describe personal ethics and identify personal moral philosophies and values related to ethical leadership: engage in scholarly writing and conceptualization of an ethical leadership topic; evaluate and analyze the ethical implications of complex real-life scenarios considering multiple perspectives, and propose strategic solutions that promote ethical behavior; synthesize and evaluate ethical frameworks and principles from various philosophical traditions, and apply them to evaluate and resolve ethical dilemmas within a specific context, such as organizational leadership or professional practice. 


Ethical Leadership explores the concepts of ethical theories and how the theories apply in the context of leadership. Leaders and followers face various levels and types of ethical decisions. This learning experience examines the role and application of ethics in various situations and focuses on the ability to assess and evaluate the ethics of others.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Ethics,  Business, Management, or Human Resources (6/23).