soc721 | Graduate

Social, Political, & Ethical Aspects Of Higher Education

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Learners will undertake research into the intertwined aspects of social and political constructs as they impact ethical decision-making in higher education. Stakeholders, economics, political agendas, beliefs, values, cultures, and spirituality will be examined within a framework of ethical theories of problem-solving and resolution strategies. Learners will conclude the course by designing a 21st century higher education institution based on social, political, and ethical constructs.

Course Competencies

  • Analyze the social aspects and stakeholders of campus, surrounding, regional, state or national, and global communities of higher education.
  • Evaluate the impact of political aspects of campus, city, state or nation, and global communities of higher education.
  • Integrate ethical and spiritual components of social and political contexts into the decision-making processes within higher education.
  • Evaluate the application of social, political, and ethical concepts within higher education situations across a variety of cultures and constituencies.
  • Correlate multiple social and cultural theories to explain social influences on, and social behavior in various higher education environments.


This graduate-level course is 8 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 8 weeks

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