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PHIL 260 Business Ethics • 5 Cr.

Description:

Introduction to ethical theories relevant to issues and problems in business. Explores ethical concerns in marketing, race/gender bias, economics, the natural environment, employee-employer duties, and civic relations. Same as BUS 260. Either PHIL 260 or BUS 260 may be taken for credit, not both.

Outcomes:

After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Formulate, clarify, and evaluate arguments.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of ethical theories (e.g., Utilitarianism, Relativism) relevant to contemporary business practice.
  • Apply ethical theories to specific cultural considerations (e.g., race bias in employment practice, breast-feeding policies in the workplace).
  • Explain the philosophical justifications for property rights, including intellectual property.
  • Explain and evaluate a range of positions on corporate responsibility.
  • Explain the ethical foundations of contractual obligations and their limits.
  • Analyze a realistic business case study using more than one ethical approach.

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Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
Work: (425) 564-1000