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PHIL 320 - Business Ethics
Fall 2017, Section 50

ID #Subj#SecTitleDatesDaysTimeCrdsStatusInstructorDelivery MethodLoc
000490 PHIL 320 50 Business Ethics
08/19 - 12/10
n/a
na - na
4.0 Open Ward, Andrew
Completely Online-Asynchronous Location: z MnSCU Metropolitan State University


Meeting Details
DatesDaysTimeBuilding/RoomInstructor
8/19/2017 - 12/10/2017 n/a na - na n/a Ward, Andrew

Notes
  • Note: This is an online course, not an independent study. Course has no required face-to-face or synchronous meetings. There are required online activities and assignments each week. No required proctored exams. Intermediate computer/Internet skills required. For online learning and course access information go to www.metrostate.edu/col click on Student Resources.

Location Details
Offered through: Metropolitan State University.
Campus: Metropolitan State University. Location: z MnSCU Metropolitan State University.

Seat Availability
Status: Open Size: 24 Enrolled: 23 Seats Remaining: 1

Restrictions
  • Requires minimum credits: 30

Add/Drop/Withdraw
Full refund is available until August 27, 2017, 11:59PM CST.
Adding course is closed. Dropping course is closed.
The last day to withdraw from this course is November 20, 2017.

Tuition and Fees (Approximate)

Tuition and Fees (approximate):

Tuition -resident: $1,214.92
Tuition -nonresident: $1,214.92
Approximate Course Fees: $137.88

Course Level
Undergraduate

Proctored Test Requirement
None

On-site Seat Requirement
None

General/Liberal Education Category
Upper Division Liberal Studies

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum Goal
  • Goal 06 - Humanities/Fine Arts
    • Demonstrate awareness of the scope and variety of works in the arts and humanities.
    • Understand those works as expressions of individual and human values within an historical and social context.
    • Respond critically to works in the arts and humanities.
    • Articulate an informed personal reaction to works in the arts and humanities.
  • Goal 09 - Ethical/Civic Resp
    • Examine, articulate, and apply their own ethical views.
    • Understand and apply core concepts (e.g. politics, rights and obligations, justice, liberty) to specific issues.
    • Analyze and reflect on the ethical dimensions of legal, social, and scientific issues.
    • Recognize the diversity of political motivations and interests of others.
    • Identify ways to exercise the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.

Description
Do business firms have obligations besides making as much money as possible for their stockholders? What are their responsibilities, if any, to their employees, their customers, and the wider community? Is it enough to obey the law, or does the law sometimes allow people to do things that are wrong? Do employees have any right to privacy on the job? To 'living wages'? To 'decent' working conditions? Does a seller have any obligation to look out for the interests of the buyer? Isn't it necessary to put the best possible 'spin' on your product and let the buyer look out for him or herself? This course will examine questions like these in light of various theories of ethics and current theories of justice. In addition to considering how we might ideally like people to act, it will also consider the challenges to personal integrity and 'doing the right thing' posed by the real world of business and by the kind of large bureaucratic organizations that dominate it.

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