Ethics and Discussion Questions

Topics: Ethics, Morality, Applied ethics Pages: 15 (2409 words) Published: July 23, 2012
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Course Description

This course provides a foundational perspective for ethics and social responsibility in relationship to individuals, organizations, and the community. Emphasis is placed on the interrelated nature of ethics, morality, legal responsibility, and social issues.


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Course Materials

Boylan, M. (2009). Basic ethics: Basic ethics in action (2nd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.

Trevino, L. K. & Nelson, K. A. (2007). Managing business ethics: Straight talk about how to do it right (4th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

All electronic materials are available on the student website.

|Week One: Ethical and Moral Perspectives | | |Details |Due |Points | |Objectives |Describe the difference between ethics and morality. | | | | |Compare major ethical theories. | | | | |Explain the relationship between virtue, values, and moral concepts. | | | |Reading |Read Ch. 6 of Basic Ethics. | | | |Reading |Read Ch. 10 of Basic Ethics. | | | |Reading |Read Ch. 11 of Basic Ethics. | | | |Reading |Read Ch. 12 of Basic Ethics. | | | |Reading |Read Ch. 13 of Basic Ethics. | | | |Reading |Review this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings. | | | |Participation |Participate in class discussion. | |2 | |Discussion Questions |Respond to weekly discussion questions. | |2...
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