Courses for 2020-21

EPAF 5000: Topics in Ethics and Public Affairs.
Students prepare for and attend a series of guest lectures, submitting in writing a critical analysis of some aspect of the presentation or discussion for each lecture they attend.

EPAF 5100: Supervised Research Tutorial.
On a particular public issue, students identify ethical concerns and a range of evidence-based and values-based arguments for alternative policy options, assessing the comparative strength of those arguments. Prerequisite(s): EPAF 6100.

EPAF 5200: Ethics in Organizations
Students in this course study practices and underlying theories for achieving ethical accountability within government, business, and civil society organizations.  Ethical issues include grounding organizational ethical obligations to internal and external stakeholders and to sustainability.  Students will determine whether and why different obligations arise from professions.  Students study how organizations inadvertently undermine employee commitment to ethics, and the response of private and public sector regulators to embed ethics programs within an organizational strategic framework.  Cases from the private and public sectors are utilized to highlight policy and community responses to organizational failures.

EPAF 5500: Practicum.
Students gain experience doing ethics-related work in government, business, civil society, or consulting. Students report on their work as required, and their performance is graded satisfactory or unsatisfactory.

EPAF 6000: Ethical Concerns in Public Affairs
A tutorial in which students identify the range of ethical concerns raised by a particular public issue chosen by the student. Prerequisite(s): enrolment in the Ph.D. Ethics and Public Affairs program.

EPAF 6100 Public Reason I
Alternative approaches to inequalities in Canada will be evaluated within different standards and frameworks of public justification. Which inequalities matter, and why?

EPAF 6200 Public Reason II
How can/should public reasoning apply to Issues concerning labour in the global context?