Course Descriptions



Sports Ethics

Credit(s): 2

The interrelationship of sports with other aspects of culture, economics, drugs, gambling, and media will be among the topics studied in this course. The role of sports in American society will also be discussed. Lecture: 2 hours per week


Pharmacy Law and Ethics

Credit(s): 2

This course provides the student with an introduction to federal and state laws regulating the practice of pharmacy. Special emphasis is given to the areas of state law for Idaho and Washington regulating the activities of the technician. This course includes a focus on recordkeeping and medical ethics to better fulfill the technical needs of the students and bring the program in line with national standards. Lecture: 4 hours per week



Credit(s): 3

Ethics is the investigation and discussion of personal, social, and professional moral issues and the principles and thinking skills used for their resolution. Emphasis is on the development and application of reasoning skills for decision making in the moral domain. This course provides awareness, sensitivity, insights, and skills essential to the success and moral integrity of the person in today's morally complex world. It fulfills an arts and humanities requirement for the A.S. and A.A. degrees. Lecture: 3 hours per week


Introduction to Paralegal Profession and Legal Ethics

Credit(s): 3

This course is an introduction to the American and Idaho legal institutions and processes. It examines the sources of law, the relationships between the federal and state court systems, legal reasoning, ethical standards, and the role of the paralegal. The Code of Professional Responsibility and the Code of Judicial Ethics are used to examine the boundaries of authorized practices, confidentiality, and delegation of authority. Law office administration is introduced and emphasis on legal fees, timekeeping, billing, and docket control systems. This course is required in the Paralegal and Legal Administrative Assistant programs. Lecture: 3 hours per week


Evidence and Ethics

Credit(s): 3

This course will examine specific legal issues pertaining to the laws of evidence and of legal ethics. Areas of study include the functions of the judge and jury, the principles of standard and burden of proof in civil and criminal cases, the admissibility of evidence, cross examination and re-examination, trial procedures, hearsay evidence, competence and compellability of witness, character evidence and corroborating evidence. The Code of Professional Responsibility and the Code of Judicial Ethics are used to examine the boundaries of authorized practices, confidentiality, and delegation of authority.
Prerequisites: Complete PLEG-110, PLEG-115 and PLEG-210 with a minimum grade of C-.


Law and Ethics for Radiography

Credit(s): 1

The course introduces students to ethical principles related to Radiography Technology. Students will learn: the historical and philosophical basis of ethics in radiography, ethical and legal concepts in health care, the legal responsibilities of the technologist, and how professional organizations, credentialing, and development influence the role of the radiologic technologist. Lecture: 15 hours


Wilderness Ethics & Interpretation

Credit(s): 3

This course will have two distinct parts. First, the concepts of wilderness ethics such as Leave No Trace and the Wilderness Act will be introduced and discussed. The remainder of the course will be focused on communicating these concepts to audiences in natural resource situations. Communication skills, including environmental and cultural interpretation and multi-media presentation, will be covered through discussion and practice. Enrollment in this course is restricted to professional-technical students who are declared majors in a program for which it is required (see program requirements in current catalog). Lecture: 3 hours per week