BUS-L 360 Topics in Business Ethics: Law, Ethics & Business in the Federal Sector
This course focuses on an introduction to the Federal government's implementation of many statutory and regulatory safeguards intended to prevent government corruption. The history of these developments over the last fifty years is punctuated by what became a common catalyst for the development of greater ethical awareness throughout all levels of government in the United States: the saga of the resignation of a U.S. President and the accompanying drama that played out in living rooms across America. It was in the wake of the aftermath of what would become known as the ‘Watergate’ scandal in the 1970s that scholars, business leaders and corporations in the private sector, and the Federal government began discussing the need for reform. The Federal government was in the forefront as they attempted to frame and respond to Watergate.