Ethical Issues in American Business (PHIL 315, 3 Credits)
(Formerly HUMN 311.) A thematic exposition of ethical issues in contemporary American business. The goal is to improve awareness of ethical issues in business by recognizing and analyzing ethical problems in the business context. Emphasis is on the application of ethical theory and reasoning to specific real-world business issues. Discussion covers workplace issues such as discrimination, harassment, the quality of work life, professional rights and responsibilities, and specific cases exemplifying these issues. Possible examples include cases in the areas of hiring, privacy, intellectual property, whistle-blowing versus loyalty, health care, ethics in advertising, consumerism in relation to product liability, economic globalization, and the common environment. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: HUMN 310, HUMN 311, or PHIL 315.