PHIL 400 Ethics of Security and Counterterrorism

This course will examine the broad concepts of ethics, morality and integrity, as well as, the relevance of those concepts in the specific professions of protection, intelligence and counterterrorism. The course will analyze current ongoing debates pertaining to terror detainees, renditions, espionage, covert actions and loyalty. Also covered are duties and responsibilities of other professional ethical codes of conduct. Additionally, students will explore various legal aspects of intelligence work and the different laws and regulation that guide the intelligence community and other professions.

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The course learning outcomes that you will demonstrate upon completion of this course are as follows:

Research principles, concepts, techniques, rules, and ethics in the intelligence, counterterrorism and protection professions

Evaluate moral arguments based on moral perspectives, imagination, and reasoning

Develop an awareness of specific ethical issues and problems within the fields of intelligence, counterterrorism and protection

Explain managing ethics within the professions of intelligence, counterterrorism and protection

Discuss and evaluate ethical problem solving

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