Aug 17, 2022  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2021-22 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2021-22 [Archived Catalog]

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PHIL 2350 - Business Ethics


The critical examination of moral reasoning as it pertains to institutions and practices of contemporary business. The course is devoted to both the study of the fundamental moral concepts, principles, theories, and methods, relevant to the ethical evaluation of business practices and culture, and the application of such moral considerations to real business situations in which ethical concerns are prominent.

Credit Hours: 3
OHIO BRICKS Arch: Constructed World
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will learn how to apply the traditional theories of ethics to questions that arise in business; e.g., should corporations have moral responsibilities to individuals, is profit more important than truth telling, and are some products so bad that.
  • Students will be able to read sophisticated philosophical texts and explain this type of scholarly literature in the context of individual and group assignments and activities (presentations, case study discussion leaderships, essay exam questions).
  • Students will be able to critically evaluate arguments on the ethics of business in both oral and written contexts.
  • Students will be able to construct and defend philosophical arguments in well-organized, clear, and concise language, in both oral and written contexts.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate critical thinking by applying argument evaluation skills to ethical issues that arise in business.
  • Students will be able to engage in rational, civil, discourse about complex and emotionally laden topics in a manner that is respectful of others.



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