Philosophy

Classes

PHL 202 : Ethics

Studies attempts by philosophers to account for the difference between right and wrong, for the notion of moral obligation and to answer the question: How should we lead our lives?

Credits

4

Prerequisites

Equivalent placement test scores also accepted.

Students completing this course should be able to:

  • Recognize the philosophical assumptions that are embedded in moral ideas and in philosophical works in order to define one’s moral responsibility in contemporary society.
  • Reflect on and evaluate ethical arguments from diverse sources in order to communicate effectively with others who might have a different opinion from one’s own.
  • Recognize and reflect on the interconnectedness of and the historical development of moral ideas in order to be conscious of the historical context of moral argumentation and its significance in our culture and the culture of others.

PHL 209 : Business Ethics

Reviews some historical and contemporary ethical theories and ethical issues that arise in several aspects of business, such as, management, use of computers, marketing, accounting, and doing business in an international setting. Includes the social responsibilities of corporations, the rights of workers, truth in advertising, the environmental impact of doing business, affirmative action in hiring, sexual harassment in the workplace, respect for cultural differences, and the responsibilities of the individual in the corporate setting.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

Equivalent placement test scores also accepted.

Students completing this course should be able to

  • Understand core ethical theories in order to develop morally sound responses toward the challenges of business.
  • Recognize and confront the ethical issues that arise in business in order to address them in ways that best satisfy the triple bottom line consisting of people, planet, and profit.
  • Comprehend and abide by the professional and ethical standards appropriate for business professionals.
  • Analyze and evaluate ethical arguments in order to enhance communication and reflection within social conversations pertaining to business related issues.