Fundamentals of Professional Ethics: Elements and Examples

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GOLI Course: Fundamentals of Professional Ethics: Elements and Examples; Image courtesy of David Abbott

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 explores 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.

The course presenter is David M. Abbott, Jr., AIPG Certified Professional Geologist 4570.


  • American Institute of Professional Geologists