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Akil Dammermann -- He has tinted skin, brown eyes, and wavy dark hair cut short. He wears a short mustache and beard. His heritage is American and Middle Eastern. He speaks Arabic, English, Greek, Latin, and Spanish. Born without empathy, Akil has a high rating in psychopathic personality traits. In childhood, his sister served as his prosthetic conscience. After she died in a car crash while they were in college, he got by with counselors for a few years until he found his work partner, who now serves as his conscience. With a calm personality, Akil has little inclination toward violence and does quite well following someone else's guidance. He's even good at reading people as an intellectual exercise, although he can't feel much when he does it. He views relationships as functional necessities for a satisfying life, and as such, attends them much like bank accounts. Steady under pressure, he has a great deal of willpower. Despite being a responsible psychopath, he still suffers stigma from many people who know about his condition.
Akil earned a Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science with a minor in Ethics at Columbia College in Columbia, Missouri. He went on to get a Master of Science in Criminal Justice with an Emphasis in Law Enforcement Administration and a Crime Scene Investigation Certificate at the same school. Then he moved on to complete a Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry - Zetetics with a Graduate Certificate in Safety Engineering at the Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Missouri. After college, Akil went to work in law enforcement and soon made his way to a statewide taskforce dealing with zetetic drugs in Missouri. Among his interests is the family of drugs stemming from the research of Carl Bernhardt.
As a hobby, Akil collects paintings by blind artists, music by deaf composers or performers, and other examples of disabled creativity. He believes that if blind people can make art, then he can make the world a better place.
Qualities: Master (+6) Forensic Zeteticist, Expert (+4) Followship, Expert (+4) Willpower, Good (+2) Fan of Disabled Creativity, Good (+2) Grace Under Fire, Good (+2) Reading People
Poor (-2) Stigma of Mental Illness

In the right context, psychopaths have strong advantages and can accomplish good things.

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Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science (Day)
at Columbia College in Columbia, Missouri

The major in Forensic Science is designed to academically prepare students seeking to work in a forensic science laboratory or who are planning to pursue careers closely related to the field of forensic science. The major draws from the biological sciences, chemistry, and physics, as well as from the fields of criminal justice and the law, and includes significant hands-on laboratory training.
The degree is generated from a cross-disciplinary perspective, blending faculty expertise from both the criminal justice and science program areas. A principal focus of the program is to prepare students for entry-level positions and for advancement in various occupations and professions in the criminal justice and forensic science areas. The faculty encourages wide and varied preparation in both the liberal arts and sciences to provide students with an appreciation of the scientific and social environment of crime and criminal justice.
As students prepare for a career in forensic science, they should be aware of various sub-disciplines within the broad category of forensic science, in which they may direct their focus. For example, forensic laboratory positions may be categorized as Forensic Scientist, Forensic Technician, Forensic Examiner or Criminalist, but various disciplines will require specific coursework.
Examples are as follows:
DNA/Serology. Coursework should follow the Biology Emphasis and include genetics, biochemistry, molecular biology, recombinant DNA technology and other subjects, such as statistics, which provide a basic understanding of the foundations of forensic DNA analysis.
Trace Evidence. Coursework should follow the Chemistry Emphasis and include organic and inorganic chemistry, as well as other subjects, such as forensic chemistry and forensic microscopy, which focus on the application of various techniques to the analysis of forensic evidence.
Drug Chemistry/Toxicology. Coursework should follow the Chemistry Emphasis and include organic, inorganic and analytical chemistry, as well as forensic chemistry and other subjects, such as psychopharmacology. Students will learn how analytical techniques are applied to the analysis of illicit drugs and toxicological specimens.
Physical Evidence. Coursework may follow either the Biology or Chemistry Emphases and may include additional subjects, such as fingerprint evidence and forensic microscopy, which provide a scientific foundation for the analysis of forensic evidence, such as firearms and toolmarks, questioned documents and fingerprint evidence.
Students majoring in this degree should work closely with their academic advisor to ensure proper coursework is taken for the student’s preferred career option.

General Education Requirements (39-42 sem. hrs)
For a complete list of general education courses click here. For additional information on general education requirements click here.
Ethics Course Requirement (3 sem. hrs)
• CJAD 345 - Ethics and Morality in Criminal Justice 3 hours
Multicultural Requirement (3 sem. hrs)
ARTS 111 - Art and Ideas I 3 hours

All courses that meet this requirement can be found here.
Core Requirements (65 sem. hrs)

Core Requirements for both Chemistry and Biology Emphasis Areas
Prerequisites must be completed with a grade of C or better. All core requirements must be completed with a grade of C or better. Courses in the major may not be taken Pass/Fail.
• BIOL 110 - Principles of Biology I 3 hours
• BIOL 110L - Principles of Biology I Laboratory 2 hours
• BIOL 224 - Statistics for the Behavioral and Natural Sciences 3 hours
• CHEM 110 - Chemistry I 3 hours
• CHEM 111L - Introductory Chemistry Laboratory Experience 2 hours
• CHEM 112 - Chemistry II 3 hours
• CHEM 112L - Chemistry II Laboratory 2 hours
• CHEM 310 - Organic Chemistry I 3 hours
• CHEM 310L - Organic Chemistry I Laboratory 2 hours
• CHEM 312 - Organic Chemistry II 3 hours
• CHEM 312L - Organic Chemistry II Laboratory 2 hours
• FRSC 210 - Introduction to Forensic Science 3 hours
• FRSC 310 - Professional Issues in Forensic Science 3 hours
• FRSC 475 - Senior Seminar in Forensic Science 3 hours
• MATH 201 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 5 hours
• MATH 222 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry II 5 hours
• PHYS 111 - College Physics I 3 hours and
• PHYS 111L - Physics I Laboratory 2 hours
• PHYS 112 - College Physics II 3 hours and
• PHYS 112L - Physics II Laboratory 2 hours
• FRSC 406 - Expert and Scientific Evidence 3 hours
• FRSC 430 - Physical and Chemical Methods in Forensic Science 3 hours
• FRSC 430L - Physical and Chemical Methods in Forensic Science Laboratory 2 hours

Additional Information

In addition to successful completion of the core requirements listed above, students seeking a Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science degree must complete one of two emphases: Chemistry or Biology.
The decision to choose one of these two options is based on the student’s career objectives, which can be very specific about which coursework is required. Therefore, it is incumbent upon the student to be familiar with their targeted career track in order to ensure they have taken the correct coursework to be a competitive candidate for the position desired.
NOTE: As you schedule your classes, please ensure that you have a sufficient number of upper-level hours to satisfy the 39 hour upper-level requirement.
Chemistry Emphasis (21 sem. hrs)

Prerequisites must be completed with a grade of C or better. All core requirements, within each emphasis area, must be completed with a grade of C or better. Courses in the major may not be taken Pass/Fail.
• CHEM 337 - Instrumental Analysis 5 hours
• CHEM 401 - Introduction to Physical Chemistry/Chemical Physics 3 hours
• FRSC 425 - Forensic Chemistry 3 hours
• FRSC 425L - Forensic Chemistry Laboratory 2 hours
• CHEM 335 - Quantitative Analysis 5 hours
• FRSC 315 - Forensic Microscopy 3 hours
4-6 hours from the following FRSC courses:
• FRSC 305 - Forensic Anthropology 3 hours
• FRSC 315 - Forensic Microscopy 3 hours

Upper Level Electives
Prerequisites must be completed with a grade of C or better. All upper level electives must be completed with a grade of C or better. Courses in the major may not be taken Pass/Fail
Chemistry Emphasis (10 sem. hrs)
• CHEM 395 - Research Design in the Sciences 3 hours
• CHEM 322 - Inorganic Chemistry 3 hours
• CHEM 412 - Advanced Experimental Chemistry 3 hours

• CHEM 499 - Advanced Science Internship 1-3 hours

PSYC 472 - Psychopharmacology 3 hours

A candidate for a baccalaureate degree with a major in Forensic Science must pass, with a satisfactory rating (grade of C or higher), FRSC 475 - Senior Seminar in Forensic Science 3 hours, as a culminating evaluative experience.

Ethics Minor
at Columbia College in Columbia, Missouri

• History, Philosophy and Political Science Department
Minor Requirements
A. Required Course (3 hrs)
PHIL 3330 Ethics 3 hrs

B. Electives (15 hrs)
Electives must be selected from the following courses:
CJAD 345 Ethics and Morality in Criminal Justice 3 hrs
ENGL 331 Ethical Issues in Literature 3 hrs
PHIL/ENVS 332 Environmental Ethics 3 hrs
PHIL 460 Biomedical Ethics 3 hrs
PSYC 430 Ethics for Behavioral and Social Sciences 3 hrs

Criminal Justice, MSCJ with Emphasis Areas
At Columbia University in Columbia, Missouri

Emphasis areas include: Law Enforcement Administration and Corrections Administration.
Program Description
The Master of Science in Criminal Justice (MSCJ) is designed primarily for practitioners in the field of criminal justice interested in developing and/or enhancing administrative skills. The program is also designed to meet the analytical and theoretical needs of students who will continue with doctoral or law studies. The degree emphasizes four foundational areas: trends in criminal justice, policy development and analysis, research design and ethics in criminal justice. Understanding derived from these courses provides graduate students a solid foundation for dealing with the many critical issues confronting the contemporary criminal justice administrator. Courses are structured in a hands-on format, encouraging maximum student interaction while at the same time encouraging the development of useful action skills.

Degree Requirements
The degree requirements include 12 hours of foundation courses, 15 hours of core courses, and 9 hours of elective courses totaling 36 semester hours.
Required Criminal Justice Foundation Courses (12 sem. hrs)
• MSCJ 500 - Research Design 3 hours
• MSCJ 501 - Current Issues and Future Directions in Criminal Justice 3 hours
• MSCJ 510 - Legal and Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice 3 hours
• MSCJ 530 - Legal Aspects of Criminal Justice Administration 3 hours
Required Core Courses (15 sem. hrs)
• MSCJ 524 - Criminal Justice Policy Development and Evaluation 3 hours
• MSCJ 526 - Human Resource Management and Theory 3 hours
• MSCJ 535 - Budgeting and Planning for Criminal Justice Managers 3 hours
• MSCJ 561 - Crisis Intervention 3 hours
• MSCJ 595 - Emergent Issues in Criminal Justice Leadership 3 hours
Criminal Justice Electives (9 sem. hrs)
• MSCJ 525 - Comparative Criminal Justice Systems 3 hours
• MSCJ 533 - Topics in Criminal Justice 3 hours (T-American: Zetetic Substances)
• MSCJ 550 - Readings in Criminal Justice Administration 3 hours (T-American: Superpowers and the Justice System)

Total Semester Hours: 36

Management Emphasis Areas in Criminal Justice Administration

Students majoring in the Master of Science in Criminal Justice degree program desiring a greater focus in management skills may choose an emphasis in Law Enforcement Administration (LEA) or an emphasis in Corrections Administration (CA) as part of their degree completion plan. The management emphasis areas will appear on the student’s academic transcript and provide evidence that the student has satisfied academic requirements for departmentally recognized courses in the area.
Both the Law Enforcement Administration and the Corrections Administration emphasis areas consist of successful completion of three of the four designated graduate courses associated with that area (9 semester hours total). To qualify for the awarding of the emphasis, each course comprising the specialty area must be completed with a minimum grade of “B”. Management emphasis areas include:
Law Enforcement Administration Emphasis

Required Emphasis Courses

Students choose 9 hours (3 courses) from the following (taken in lieu of MSCJ electives):
• MSCJ 543 - Development of Standard Operating Procedure 3 hours
• MSCJ 577 - Law Enforcement Administration 3 hours
• MSCJ 579 - Law Enforcement and the Community 3 hours
The Department’s Capstone Course, MSCJ 595, is the primary site for gathering of program assessment information. Product and process components that form key outcomes or performance tasks relevant to the degree must be completed successfully as part of this culminating experience. Course work in MSCJ 595 requires submission of multiple case studies and other work which applies course concepts from all of the Master’s degree course work to leadership-based scenarios.
Students in MSCJ 595 will also be given a Program Assessment Instrument, which requests the students to submit answers to questions designed to assess the quality of the MSCJ program. Information and data obtained through these and other assessment activities is used to improve curriculum and pedagogy.

Crime Scene Investigation Certificate (CCG, Day)
at Columbia University in Columbia, Missouri

Students desiring a concentration in the identification, documentation and preservation of evidence at crime scenes may pursue a Certificate in Crime Scene Investigation as part of their academic plan.
The CSI certificate will appear on the student’s academic transcript and provide evidence that the student has satisfied academic requirements for departmentally recognized courses in the area. The CSI certificate consists of successful completion of 18 semester hours of designated coursework. The student must successfully complete 9-15 of these semester hours at Columbia College.
To qualify for the awarding of the certificate, each Columbia College course that comprises the certificate must be completed with a minimum grade of “C.”
A certificate in Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) is available to students completing a Columbia College degree or those with an associate’s or bachelor’s degree from another regionally accredited school (see below).
Certificate Requirements
Students are required to complete a mandatory 12 semester hour core block of courses with 6 additional discretionary hours chosen from a list of pre-approved courses.
These courses are:
Required (12 sem. hrs)
• CJAD 101 - Introduction to Criminal Justice Administration 3 hours
• CJAD 201 - Criminal Investigation 3 hours
• CJAD 203 - Crime Scene Investigation 3 hours
• CJAD 205 - Crime Scene Photography 3 hours
Electives (6 sem. hrs)
Taken from the following list:
• CJAD 433 - Topics 3 hours (T-American: SPAZMAT Protocols)
• FRSC 445 - Forensic Pathology 3 hours
Total Semester Hours: 18

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY in Chemistry - Zetetics
at the Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Missouri

Why S&T?
At Missouri S&T, we build upon a heritage of discovery, creativity and innovation. We believe in quality education to prepare you to pursue and solve the world’s challenges. You'll be among the brightest minds—both inside and outside of the classroom.
Admission Requirements:
Students are admitted competitively to the Ph.D. program based on GPA, standard scores, references, research experience, and match to departmental needs. Students admitted to the program are required to take qualifying exams, which assess academic deficiencies. A plan of study is then designed to meet these deficiencies as well as the degree requirements. Students meet the faculty and mutually select available research projects and an advisory committee. After completing coursework, at the end of the second year, comprehensive exams are administered. Following conclusion of research, a dissertation is written and the oral defense is scheduled. Upon successful completion of the coursework, comprehensive, research dissertation and defense, the student is awarded the Ph.D. degree.


CHEM 5000 Special Problems (IND 0.0-6.0) (T-American: Known Zetetic Drugs)
Problems or readings on specific subjects or projects in the department. Prerequisite: Preceded or accompanied by Chem 1100 or an equivalent training program approved by S&T. Consent of instructor required.

CHEM 5100 Laboratory Safety & Hazardous Materials (LEC 1.0)
A systematic study of safe laboratory operations and pertinent regulations of state and federal agencies. Prerequisites: Graduate standing.

CHEM 5420 Elemental Quantum Chemistry (LEC 3.0)
A study of molecular structures and spectroscopy, statistical thermodynamics, kinetic theory, chemical kinetics, crystals, and liquids. Prerequisites: Math 2222; Physics 2135 or Physics 2111.

CHEM 5510 Introduction to Chemical Analysis (LEC 3.0 and LAB 1.0)
Principles and analytical applications of molecular spectroscopy, chromatographic separations, mass spectrometry, and radiochemistry. A brief overview of instrument electronics, signal generation and processing, and automated analysis is also provided. Graduate students are expected to achieve a higher level of proficiency on application and assessments compared to Chem 4510 students. Prerequisites: Chem 1100, Chem 2510, Chem 2220, Chem 3430.

CHEM 5640 Neurochemistry with Clinical Correlations (LEC 3.0)
This course explores the chemical underpinnings of neurological phenomena. It covers the overall structure and function of neurons and glial cells, neurotransmission, signal transduction, and metabolism. A central focus of the course is relating these topics to processes such as learning and memory, as well as various pathological states. Chem 4610.

CHEM 6001 Special Topics (IND 0.0 and LEC 0.0 and LAB 0.0) (T-American: Analysis of Zetetic Substances)
This course is designed to give the department an opportunity to test a new course. Variable title.

CHEM 6010 Seminar (RSD 1.0) (T-American: Metagens and Their Implications)
Discussion of current topics.

(Akil's research focused on comparing and contrasting zetetic substances within a related cluster of drugs.)
CHEM 6099 Research (IND 0.0-15)
Investigations of an advanced nature leading to the preparation of a thesis or dissertation. Prerequisite: Must meet departmental requirements for instruction in laboratory safety. Consent of instructor required.

(The departmental research concerned the street drugs Hopp-R and Gate-R.)
CHEM 6101 Introduction to Chemistry Research (LEC 1.0)
An introduction to chemical research topics of interest to the department presented by different faculty members. Special emphasis will also be placed on a discussion of ethics, plagiarism, codes of conduct, research notebooks, publishing, and presentations. Prerequisite: Graduate Student Status.

CHEM 6250 Spectrometric Identification of Organic Compounds (LEC 3.0)
Overview of MS and IR techniques in the characterization of organic compounds; CD/ORD; 1H, 13C, and heteronuclear NMR spectroscopy in the structural analysis; applications of APT, DEPT, 1H-1H COSY, HETCOR, HMQC, HMBC, INADEQUATE, TOCSY, NOE AND NOESY, and dynamic NMR. Prerequisite: Chem 2220.

CHEM 6510 Separations (LEC 3.0)
An in-depth study of all types of analytical and preparativescale separations. A special emphasis will be placed on chromatography and chromatographic theory. Prerequisite: Chem 4510 or equivalent.

CHEM 6570 Electrochemistry (LEC 3.0)
Introduction to the fundamentals, methods and applications of electrochemistry. Fundamentals cover the thermodynamics/kinetics of electrode reactions, and the modes of mass transport in the electrolyte. Methods cover potentiometric, amperometric, and a.c. techniques. Applications focus on analysis and study of materials. Prerequisite: Chem 3430.

at the Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Missouri

Program Description:
Safety engineering systems protect the health of workers and the public, preserve the environment, and improve the profitability of industrial facilities. The Graduate Certificate in Safety Engineering is a program of study that focuses on methods to reduce risks, prevent accidents, and/or mitigate the consequences to acceptable levels. Risk reduction is accomplished by identifying hazards with unacceptable consequences and then reducing the probability of occurrence (accident reduction) and/or reducing the consequences to acceptable levels (mitigation).
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Students 1) Holding bachelor degrees in engineering or physical science with an overall GPA of 3.0 or 2) Holding a bachelor degrees in engineering or physical science with an overall GPA of 2.75 and having a minimum of one year of work experience.
The Chemical and Biological Engineering department will serve as the home department for students who select the Chemical/Metallurgical Process Safety, and Process Control Systems tracks. The Engineering Management department will serve as the home department for students who select the Human Factors, Safety Engineering Management, or Reliability tracks. The Mining and Nuclear Engineering department will serve as the home department for students who select the Nuclear Process Safety, Nuclear Material Safety, or Radiological Health and Safety tracks. Students who successfully complete the graduate certificate with a grade of B or better in each of the courses taken, the student, upon application, will be admitted to the M.S. degree program sponsoring the graduate certificate. The certificate courses taken by students admitted to the M.S. program will apply toward their master’s degree.
Requires two core courses and two courses selected from a track
Core Courses:
• CHEM ENG 5130/ ENG MGT 4312: Risk Assessment & Reduction
• ENG MGT 5316: Safety and Engineering Management
Track 7: Human Factors
• ENG MGT4330: Human Factors
Choose one course from the following three:
• BIO SCI 4383: Toxicology

Minda Haslanger -- She has fair skin, brown eyes, and straight auburn hair cut just above her shoulders. She wears glasses. She is petite with shallow curves.
Minda majored in Society, Ethics & Human Behavior with a Minor in Law, Societies, and Justice at the University of Washington Bothell in Bothell, Washington. She moved on to a Master of Arts in Philosophy - Ethical Theory with a Conflict Resolution and Mediation Graduate Certificate at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. Then she earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Ethics & Legal Studies with a Leadership and Management Certificate at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Later she added a certificate in Moral Theory and Development from the Tremont Lighthouse Foundation. After college, Minda went into law enforcement, first working in External Affairs. A minor complaint introduced her to Akil Dammermann, and she wound up becoming his work partner and guiding light. They belong to a task force specializing in zetetic drugs.
Qualities: Master (+6) Ethics, Expert (+4) Interpersonal Intelligence, Expert (+4) Resilient, Good (+2) Bookworm, Good (+2) Graceful, Good (+2) Guiding Light
Poor (+2) Needs Glasses

The Society, Ethics & Human Behavior Major
at the University of Washington Bothell in Bothell, Washington

How do social institutions and practices shape human experience?
How do individuals contribute to social stability and change?
Society, Ethics & Human Behavior (SEB) addresses these questions through a critical examination of the perspectives and tools used to understand human behavior, social institutions, and social policies. SEB combines an exploration of the ethical dimensions of individual and social action with analyses across multiple disciplines including sociology, psychology, media and cultural studies, anthropology, ethics, and political philosophy. The SEB faculty is committed to providing students with opportunities to engage in empirical research and project-based learning experiences in and beyond the classroom.
Career Focus
Graduating SEB students are ideally prepared to pursue professional careers or advanced study in a wide variety of fields, such as social work, education, public policy, law, media and cultural studies, and human resources. SEB also educates students to assume more active leadership roles within their communities, families, and workplaces. Here is more information about career possibilities or pursuing graduate school.
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While there are no official requirements beyond the requirements for admission into the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, students choosing this major will find it helpful to have completed college coursework in psychology, sociology, statistics, and philosophy.
Degree Requirements
• BIS 300 Interdisciplinary Inquiry* - min. 2.0 grade (5 credits)
• SEB Core (5 credits)
• BIS 315, BIS 312 or BIS 410 - min. 2.0 grade (5 credits)
• SEB Courses (30 credits)
• BIS 499 Portfolio Capstone - min. 2.5 grade (5 credits)
• Additional IAS Coursework (20 credits)
TOTAL= 70 Credits
*Should be taken in the first quarter of IAS enrollment.
School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (IAS) Requirements & Policies
Interdisciplinary Practice & Reflection (IPR)
The IPR requirement can be completed through elective credits or it can overlap with major coursework.
Areas of Knowledge
25 credits must be completed in each Area of Knowledge. The Areas of Knowledge are: Visual, Literary and Performing Arts (VLPA), Individuals and Societies (I&S), and Natural World (NW).
Multiply-designated courses may not be double-counted as fulfilling two Areas of Knowledge. Courses may apply to both an Area of Knowledge requirement and an SEB major requirement.
Upper Division Credit Policy
Of the credits applying to SEB major requirements, a minimum of 48 must be completed at the Upper Division (300-400) level.

Recommended Preparation
Interested in exploring this major, but not ready to commit? Consider taking one of the below courses! Any of these selections will help familiarize you with the academic program and prepare you for advanced coursework in the major.
• BIS 181 Introduction to Sociology
• BIS 193 Introduction to Philosophy
• BIS 216 Introduction to Cultural Studies
• BIS 255 Critical Diversity Studies
• BIS 265 Introduction to Comparative Ethnic Studies
A. SEB Core Courses (SEB:CORE)
• BISSTA 304 Institutions and Social Change
• BISSTA 331 The Family in U.S. Society
• BISSTA 333 The Individual and Society
• BISSTA 359 Ethics and Society
B. Methods and Modes of Inquiry (SEB:METHODS)
*An SEB student must take one of the above required courses.
• BIS 315* Understanding Statistics or equivalent
C. Individual Behavior (SEB)
• BIS 270 Abnormal Psychology
D. Institutions (SEB)
• BIS 433 Gender, Work and Family
E. Social Policy and Social Justice (SEB)
• BIS 325 Disability and Human Rights
• BISLEP 301 Law, Economics, and Public Policy
F. Culture and Society (SEB)
• BISAES 305 Power, Dissent, and American Culture
• BEDUC 456 Adolescents in School and Society
G. Ethics, Philosophy and Social Theory (SEB)
• BIS 380 Bioethics
• BIS 390 Ethics of Superpowers (T-American)
I. Topics (SEB)
Topics courses under the below course numbers may apply to the SEB major depending on the subject and title. Please see the Time Schedule notes to determine how they count toward the major.
• BIS 480 Study Abroad: Get a Life

Minor in Law, Societies, and Justice
at the University of Washington Bothell in Bothell, Washington

Minor Requirements (Law, Societies, and Justice): 28-30 credits
1. Two courses from the following: LSJ 320/POL S 368, or LSJ 321/ANTH 323, or LSJ 322/JSIS A 324; LSJ 363/POL S 363 or LSJ 200; LSJ 367/POL S 367 or LSJ 366/JSIS B 366; LSJ 375 or SOC 372. (10 credits)

LSJ 321 Human Rights Law in Culture and Practice (5) I&S, DIV Arzoo Osanloo
Introduces the complexities of issues surrounding human rights. Examines human rights concerns through critical analyses, taking into account legal, social, economic, and historical variables. Offered: jointly with ANTH 323.

LSJ 363 Law in Society (5) I&S
Inquiry into how law matters in social practice. Examines general theories of law, the workings of legal institutions, and the character of legally constituted practices and relationships in diverse terrains of social life. Offered: jointly with POL S 363.

2. Two courses from each LSJ major subfield. (Major subfields are "comparative legal institutions" and "rights." Courses fulfilling subfield requirements are outlined on the departmental website and handouts. (18-20 credits).

LSJ 376 Drugs and Society (5) I&S
Explores the questions of drug use and abuse, social and political factors that shape response to their use, and the social conditions under which drug use is likely to have adverse consequences. Also covers U.S. drug control policy, the political economy of legal and illegal drugs, and political aspects of drug use. Offered: jointly with SOC 376.

LSJ 381 Contemporary Issues in Rights (5, max. 10) I&S (T-American: Intellectual and Creative Property Rights)
Studies the theoretical, empirical, and comparative aspects of such topics as human rights, civil rights, and legal change.

LSJ 381 Contemporary Issues in Rights (5, max. 10) I&S (T-American: Superpowers, Rights, and Responsibilities)
Studies the theoretical, empirical, and comparative aspects of such topics as human rights, civil rights, and legal change.

LSJ 456 Institutional Failure (5) I&S R. THORPE
Examines why political institutions fail to achieve their goals or operate in a manner they were originally intended to, and the consequences of these failures. Topics include the national security establishment, the drug war, concentrated poverty, mass incarceration, and inner-city schools. Offered: jointly with POL S 456.

The Master of Arts in Philosophy - Ethical Theory
at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado

The MA may be pursued along one of two plans, depending on whether students choose to complete their program with a thesis or a comprehensive final exam. In either case, the program is designed to be completed in two years of study.
Plan B: Exam
Group 1: Metaphysics, Epistemology, and Related Areas (2 courses)
6 credits
PHIL 527 Seminar in Philosophy of Science
PHIL 535 Seminar in Metaphysics
Group 2: Theoretical Ethics (1 course)
3 credits
PHIL 547: Seminar in Meta-Ethics
Group 3: Applied Ethics (1 course)
3 credits
PHIL 550/IE 550: Ethics and International Development
PHIL 566: Seminar in Applied Philosophy
Group 4: History of Philosophy (1 course)
3 credits
PHIL 500: Seminar in Major Philosophical Texts
Philosophy Electives*
9-15 credits

Philosophy Courses

PHIL 305G Philosophical Issues in the Professions: Research Ethics Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
Course Description: Philosophical problems, theories relevant to professions in information science.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: May be repeated for credit with consent of department chair.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

PHIL 312 Philosophy of Law Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
Course Description: Philosophical concepts, theories, and problems concerning the law.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Sophomore standing.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

PHIL 322 Biomedical Ethics Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
Course Description: Assorted topics at the intersection of ethics, the biological sciences, medicine, and health policy. Topics may include ethical problems at the beginning and end of life (e.g., abortion, euthanasia), cloning, research ethics, genetic engineering, human enhancement, informed consent, disability, justice in health care, the doctor-patient relationship, conflicts of interest, and others.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Sophomore standing.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

PHIL 447 Ethical Theory Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
Course Description: Fundamental problems and options in ethical theory.
Prerequisite: PHIL 205 or PHIL 300 or PHIL 301.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

(She did her group study on the Office of Professional Standards in police departments.)
PHIL 697 Group Study Credits: Var[1-9] (0-0-0)
Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

Out-of-Department Courses*
0-6 credits

(She did her research on applied ethics in law enforcement.)
Research (PHIL 698)
3 credits
Total Program Credits:
A minimum of 33 credits are required to complete this program. In addition to completing program credits and courses required to address deficiencies, students must also pass a final examination.

Conflict Resolution and Mediation Graduate Certificate
at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado

This online conflict resolution certificate requires nine credits and consists of two phases of courses. Phase I includes the Fundamentals of Mediation course, which provides 40 hours of foundation material recommended by many mediation organizations including the Mediation Association of Colorado. Phase II includes advanced skills courses.
You must be admitted to this program for the certificate to appear on your official University transcript.
Phase I - Required course:
• SOWK 551 – Fundamentals of Mediation (3 cr.)
Phase II - Select two of the following courses:
• SOWK 553 – Multi-Party Conflict Resolution (3 cr.)
• SOWK 554 – Conflict Resolution in the Workplace (3 cr.)
Courses in this certificate may be common with those in other graduate certificates. A student may earn more than one certificate, but a given course may be counted toward only one certificate. You may take up to two courses before formally applying to the program.

Doctor of Philosophy in Ethics & Legal Studies
at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Wharton’s PhD program in Ethics and Legal Studies is unique: the only doctoral program in the world to focus on ethical and legal norms relevant to individual and organizational decision-making within business.
The Ethics & Legal Studies Doctoral Program at Wharton trains students in the fields of ethics and law in business. Students are encouraged to combine this work with investigation of related fields, including Philosophy, Law, Psychology, Management, Finance, and Marketing. Students take a core set of courses in the area of ethics and law in business, together with courses in an additional disciplinary concentration such as management, philosophy/ethical theory, finance, marketing, or accounting. Our program size and flexibility allow students to tailor their program to their individualized research interests and to pursue joint degrees with other departments across Wharton and Penn. Resources for current Ph.D. students can be found at http://www.wharton.upenn.edu/doctoral-inside/.
Our world-class faculty take seriously the responsibility of training graduate students for the academic profession. Faculty work closely with students to help them develop their own distinctive academic interests. Our curriculum crosses many disciplinary boundaries. Faculty and student intellectual interests include a range of topics such as:
• Philosophy & Ethics: • philosophical business ethics • normative political philosophy • rights theory • theory of the firm • philosophy of law • philosophy of punishment & coercion • philosophy of deception and fraud • philosophy of blame and complicity • climate change ethics • effective altruism • integrative social contracts theory • corporate moral agency
• Law & Legal Studies: • law and economics • corporate penal theory • constitutional law • bankruptcy • corporate governance • corporate law • financial regulation • administrative law • empirical legal studies • blockchain and law • antitrust law • environmental law and policy • corporate criminal law • corruption • negotiations.
• Behavioral Ethics: • neuroscience and business ethics • moral psychology • moral beliefs and identity • moral deliberation • perceptions of corporate identity
Our program prepares graduates for tenure-track careers in university teaching and research at leading business schools and law schools. We have an excellent record of tenure-track placements, including Carnegie Mellon University, Notre Dame University, and George Washington University. Click here to see our placements.

Sample Schedule
Years 1 and 2
• Coursework
• Examinations
• Research Papers
• Research Activities
• Completion of Other Requirements by Field Up to 4 courses per semester may be counted toward the overall requirement of 16 courses.
2 Ethical Theory, 2 Major Disciplinary Cluster courses, Economics (e.g. MGMT 900), Ethics in Business and Economics (LGST 920)and an Independent Study with selected faculty member.
2 Major Disciplinary Cluster courses and 1 Statistics course, Foundations of Business Law (LGST 921), 1 Statistics course, and Candidacy Research Paper.
End of Year 2 Spring: Take 2 Preliminary Exams: one in Ethics and one in Law.
Year 3
• Directed Reading & Research
• Admission to Candidacy
• Formulation of Research Topic Dissertation Research. By end of the third year, students will form a dissertation committee and submit a preliminary draft of a dissertation proposal to the committee.
Year 4
• Continued Research
• Oral Examination
• Dissertation Dissertation

Core Courses
In addition to the Wharton Doctoral course requirements, the student’s four-course unit core in the Legal Studies and Business Ethics Department consists of two required doctoral seminars, LGST 920 Ethics in Business and Economics, and LGST 921 Foundations of Business Law. The remaining two LGST courses may be selected from a list of LGST courses that the faculty coordinator has approved.
Students without basic law courses will be required to take LGST 101 in their first semester. Students will take LGST courses, other than Ph.D. seminars, under an independent study number, meet with the instructor periodically outside class, and write a paper. These requirements should be satisfied through courses taught by members of the LGST standing faculty, though exceptions will be made in special circumstances. The requirements may be adjusted for students with law degrees.
Ethics and Law in Business Courses
Students must take four LGST courses, including these two core course seminars:
• Ethics in Business and Economics (LGST 920)
• Foundations of Business Law (LGST 921)
• Corruption
Major Disciplinary Cluster
The purpose of the cluster is to ground students in a single academic specialty other than Business Ethics. Clusters include the following:
• Law
Students must choose a disciplinary cluster during the first year, in consultation with a faculty advisor. Required courses may not be double-counted. For example, a student choosing Philosophy as the cluster may not use the two required courses in ethical theory as part of the five course cluster requirement.

Legal Studies Classes

Significant technologies always have unintended consequences, and their effects are never neutral. A world of ubiquitous data, subject to ever more sophisticated collection, aggregation, and analysis, creates massive opportunities for both financial gain and social good. It also creates dangers in areas such as privacy, security, discrimination, exploitation, and inequality, as well as simple hubris about the effectiveness of management by algorithm. Firms that anticipate the risks of these new practices will be best positioned to avoid missteps. This course introduces students to the legal, policy, and ethical dimensions of big data, predictive analytics, and related techniques. It then examines responses-both private and governmental-that may be employed to address these concerns.

This is a course the builds on the basic Negotiation course. In this course, weexplore a wide range of negotiation topics from crisis and hostage negotiations, to the role of emotions including anxiety, envy and anger in negotiations, to backlash effects for women in negotiations, and the role of alcohol in negotiations. We will survey many aspects of current negotiation research, discuss historic negotiation cases, and students will participate in role-play exercises. Many of the role play exercises will involve multi-party negotiations and afford opportunities to hone skills in team-based negotiations.

Building, protecting and using influence is critical for achieving your goals. This requires good personal decision making as well as understanding others' decision-making, proficiency at the negotiation table as well as with the tacit negotiations before and after sitting at the table. In this course, we focus on building your facility with a wide range of influence tools to help with these efforts. Topics include power and status, informal networks, coalitions and persuasion.

Announcing the first iPhone at Macworld 2007, Apple CEO Steve Jobs famously boasted: "And boy, have we patented it!" How, and to what extent, do patents and intellectual property really provide competitive advantage for innovative technology companies? What makes an IP asset strategically powerful? How do patents impact, and even drive, major corporate decisions including M&A, venture funding and exits, and entry into new markets? In this course, students will learn to critically analyze and answer these questions, gaining insights they can leverage in their future roles as innovation industry executives, entrepreneurs, strategist and investors. The course includes three major units. In Unit 1, Patents and Innovation Value, we examine closely the relationship between competitive advantage, value proposition, and intellectual property (particularly patents). We will apply our understanding of that relationship to critique and sharpen patent strategy to protect examples of cutting-edge technologies. In Unit 2, Patent Leverage and the Corporate Playbook, we study theory and examples of how intellectual property leverage strategically informs corporate transactions and decisions, for established companies as well as for start-ups. In unit 3, Limits and Alternatives to Patents, we confront the recent legal trend toward reigning in the power and scope of patents. We also consider the growing importance of data as a proprietary technology asset, and discuss options for adapting intellectual property strategy appropriately. Throughout, students will learn and practice applying the concepts we learn to decision-making in examples based on innovative real-world technologies and businesses.

A study of the nature, functions, and limits of law as an agency of societal policy. Each semester an area of substantive law is studied for the purpose of examining the relationship between legal norms developed and developing in the area and societal problems and needs.

Leadership and Management Certificate
at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Leadership and Management Certificate online program is designed to help executives across the organization reach new levels of success. Learn cutting-edge management concepts from world-class Wharton faculty. For companies looking to achieve and increase competitive advantage, this flexibly-
paced online executive leadership certificate program is an effective way to scale learning for maximum impact across the organization. The online Leadership and Management Certificate program is for high-potential mid to senior-level managers working in any function or industry (with a minimum five to seven years’ experience) who want to gain exclusive insights and learn cutting-edge concepts to advance in their careers.
Individual Course Descriptions

Tremont Lighthouse Foundation -- This online school teaches philosophy, moral theory, and applied ethics. It also maintains an extensive website with archives of material on these and related topics. It is based in a lighthouse on Tremont Road in Bernard, Maine. The school also teaches live classes in the local area.

Philosophy is the study of thought and its principles. Moral theories present different priorities and principles to guide decisions. Moral development posits that people move through stages of ethical awareness. Applied ethics puts values into practical use through ethical decision-making.
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