Course Description

Corruption is seen as undermining national and global development and the legitimacy of governments and businesses. Corruption could also be a main obstacle for a country’s transition to democracy. This course will focus on defining corruption and identifying its causes, types and consequences, as well as approaches and policies of combating corruption.

Prerequisites: Sophomore status or above.


Course Learning Outcomes

1.     Critical Thinking: Consider problems in a clear, reasoned manner that is informed by evidence, and recognizes bias.

2.     Critical Reading: Analyze, interpret, and synthesize diverse sources of information.

3.     Communication: Engage in intellectual debate and present ideas and arguments in a clear, logical manner in writing and speech.

4.     Research: Define and execute original research projects based on a solid understanding of social scientific theories and methods.

5.     Develop skills, frameworks and expertise that prepare students for professions related to governance and risk management.