BUAD 201 - Business Ethics
Number of Credits: 3
Business Ethics explores and challenges those qualities and ideals that are taken to define the ethical person in the context of modern business practice. Moral theory, analysis of contemporary topics in business, and case studies from real-life business practice will be brought together as students are encouraged to reflect on the difference between ethics and law, the challenge between profit and ethical responsibility, and their roles as moral agents in the business world. Students will be encouraged to expand their perspective on their own personal system of ethical values and to reflect on their visions of how they should act in business and what the business world can be. Also offered as PHIL 201 ; credit will not be awarded for both. Three hours lecture. Three Credits. Three billable hours.
Pre-requisite(s): eligibility for ENGL 101 and completion one of the following: ACCT 102 , BUAD 101 , or BUAD 205 .
Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Develop the capacity to look at moral issues and ethical perspectives,(including your own), from a variety of viewpoints, taking care to do so with fairness, charity, and rigor. (G -1, 2, 6, 7) (B -3) (H -1, 2, 3, 4)
- Participate in class discussions of moral issues in business, maintaining a cooperative, respectful, and supportive environment. (G-1, 2, 7) (B-1, 2, 3) (H-1, 2, 4)
- Demonstrate comprehension of key concepts, tenets, and arguments in select assigned readings. Comprehension includes awareness of the complexity and nuance within the views expressed in those readings. (G-1, 2) (B-1, 3) (H-1, 2, 3, 4)
- Recognize connections between assigned reading material, class discussions, and modern business. This includes applying theoretical ethical material to case studies and questions oriented toward the practical conduct of business. (G-2, 6, 7) (B-3) (H-1, 2, 4, 5)
- Critically evaluate different philosophical perspectives, while exhibiting fairness and charity toward the views under consideration. (G-2) (B-3) (H-1, 4)
- Develop fair, reasoned, and insightful critiques of your own approach to ethics in business. (G-2, 7) (B-1, 3) (H-2, 4, 5)
- Use philosophical activity as a way to explore moral issues that are relevant important to you and to expand, challenge, and refine your views. (G-5, 7) (B-1, 3) (H-4, 5)
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