Course Summary
Credit Type:
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Ethics 312
8 weeks (30 -- 40 hours)
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 Ethics and CPCU Code of Professional Ethics


The course objective is to enable students to recognize ethical dilemmas when they arise and have the skills needed to make informed decisions when faced with an ethical dilemma.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Exhibit the characteristic of professionalism
  • Exhibit ethical responsibility to insurers, policy holders and the public
  • Identify ethical dilemmas and the relevant ethical issues
  • Apply ethical theories of rules-based, situation-based and people-based to an ethical dilemma using decision-making tools
  • Utilize and apply the nine cannons of the CPCU Code of Professional Conduct
  • Describe the disciplinary process and penalties applicable to a CPCU, an applicant and a candidate
  • Maintain high ethical standards

General Course Topics:

  • Professionalism
  • The importance of ethics
  • Ethical responsibility to groups
  • Ethical dilemmas
  • Ethical theories and decision-making tools
  • Barriers to ethical decision-making
  • Overview of the CPCU Code of Professional Conduct
  • The nine CPCU canons
  • Disciplinary rules and procedures
  • General business ethical dilemma
  • CPCU Code of Professional Conduct ethical dilemma
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Case Studies
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials