Political Science

POLS3614Ethics and International Politics (O)3 ch (3C) [W]

The course explores the importance of moral values, ethical reasoning, and reflection in international relations.  It presents the concepts, theories, methods, and traditions of ethical analysis, and applies them to a wide range of transnational and global issues such as political reconciliation, human rights, war, foreign intervention, and economic sanction.  It also examines the justice of international structures, institutions, and rules, as well as their impact on issues such as the moral obligation on the part of wealthy states to provide economic assistance to poor nations or to admit a large number of refugees, the challenge of climate change and energy conservation, and the prosecution of crimes against humanity. Normally taught online.