Why is lying against the rules? Is moral behavior simply a matter of following rules? What role does empathy play in ethical decision making? Every choice we make as communicators has ethical implications - often unexamined in the heat of the moment. Explore historical and contemporary frameworks for judging ethical action, evaluating truth in messages and interpreting common contradictions between word and action, intention and results. MU Core category: Values & Beliefs. 4 crs.