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Undergraduate Course Details
Number PHL 203
Title Business Ethics
Credits 3.0
Distribution DI
Winter/Spring 2016 Classes
Sec Ref # Dates Days Times Location Instructor
01 1738 1/19/16 - 5/16/16 TBA TBA Online Severin V Kitanov
02 1739 1/19/16 - 5/16/16 T 9:25am - 10:40am SB-205 Jennifer Kessler
03 1740 1/19/16 - 5/16/16 R 12:15pm - 1:30pm SB-210 Krishna Mallick
04 1741 1/19/16 - 5/16/16 WF 3:05pm - 4:20pm SB-209 Mark D Gedney
S1 2397 1/19/16 - 5/9/16 TBA TBA Online Krishna Mallick


Business Ethics introduces students to major theories of social and economic justice and helps students reflect upon the rationale for and obligations of privately owned businesses in a good and just society. Students also examine consequentialist and deontological moral theories and how moral principles apply to concrete problems in business and professional life. Through the investigation of normative first principles and the analysis of case studies, students explore what legal and social frameworks businesses ought to operate under and how, within today's globalized economy, to ethically resolve the competing interests of owners, creditors, employees, customers, governments, and other people and institutions (and perhaps non-human animals or ecosystems) directly or indirectly affected by businesses. Three lecture hours per week. Required of Sociology majors with a Human Behavior in Organizations option, SMS majors with Sport Management Concentration and recommended for Business Administration majors.