Jan 17, 2022  
Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2021-2022 
    
Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2021-2022

PHIL 217 - Ethical Issues in Business

(3 credits)
Prerequisite: One 100-level, three-credit course in philosophy
Business ethics is the consideration of business activity and practices using the tools of ethical reasoning. In this course students will address business actions, decisions and conflicts, using ethical principles and values. Students will learn to recognize an ethical dilemma, analyze it and consider its implications, and defend their positions. This will be achieved through a selection of topics and case studies. Among the topics that will be discussed are questions regarding the purpose of business, relations and obligations between employers and employees, whistle-blowing, disclosure of information, advertising, the financial crisis, globalization, and the social obligations and roles of business. Offered alternate years.