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Fundamentals of Professional Ethics: Elements and Examples

American Institute of Professional Geologists

About This Course

Everyone is in favor of good moral and professional ethical behavior but few have thought about them rigorously. What constitutes common morality and professional ethics? This course will explore the basic concepts and definitions of, and the differences between, common morality and professional ethics. This includes the distinction between moral rules and moral ideals. Case histories will illustrate the concepts presented and the methodology of ethical analysis.

Course Objectives

Students are expected to learn the following when they take this course:

  • What are the fundamental underpinnings of professional ethics?
  • What steps are used to determine the legitimate basis for an allowable violation of a moral or ethical rule?
  • What is the relationship between ethical behavior and integrity?

This is an asynchronous short-course that contains videos, resources for learning more, and a set of questions in each section to help facilitate learning. An asynchronous course is a course that can be done on your own time. Feel free to pause, take a break, and come back to your saved progress to continue with the course. There is no deadline for completion of this course.

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Requirements

There are no pre-requisites for this course.

Course Staff

American Geosciences Institute staff serve as the facilitators for this course. If you have questions at any time during this course, you can email your questions to goli@americangeosciences.org.

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    AIPG002
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