HU432-002 Ethics Syllabus Spring 2008

HU432-002 Ethics Syllabus Spring 2008 - HU432-002 Ethics...

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HU432-002 Ethics for Professional Managers and Engineers Spring 2008-02 Course Description This course examines and evaluates the meaning of ethics and professional conduct. A guiding theme is the human search or quest for values and ethical direction in terms of professional conduct and our daily life relationships with others. Students are expected articulate and evaluate their own ethical principles, values, and their foundations. This course covers the nature of ethics, ethical development and basic ethical directions such as utilitarianism, contractarianism, Kantian rights and duties, Aristotle’s Virtue Ethics and various views of justice. Also included are specific business and engineering ethical issues from both a company and employee perspective. Instructor: Professor Sally Cissna Office: GM 305 Phone: 277-7355 Office Hours: M 11:00-1:30 (Dept. Meeting even weeks 1:00) E-mail : [email protected] W 11:00-1:30 Required Texts Velasquez, Manuel G. Business Ethics: Concepts and Cases. Seventh Ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 2006. This text is available in paperback or as on-line text for up to a 50% discount. If you prefer the on-line text, at the bookstore ask for the ID and password and then go to http://www.safarix.com . Course Objectives 1. The student will acquire understanding of ethical definition, terms, concepts and theories. 2. The student will learn to identify the various positions possible in the common ethical dilemmas at the beginning of the 21 st century. 3. The student will acquire proficiency with using several methods to analyze common business/engineering dilemmas. 4. The student will analyze and articulate their own ethical principles and values and from where these have come. Grading Case Studies (20 pts X 3) 60 points 2 [email protected] each 200 points Ethical Dilemma Paper (Dyad) 75points This is a group grade Presentation of Paper 25 points This is a group grade Peer Evaluation 20 points Class Participation 20 points ------------- Total 400 points Attendance Policies Attendance at every session is expected. The student cannot take part in class discussions without being in class. Part of your grade will be based on participation. If you miss more than three (3) classes, your participation grade will be affected . Special Services MSOE adheres to the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you need accommodation under this act due to disability, speak with the instructor as soon as possible so that arrangements can be made for the entire quarter.
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Use of Technology in the Course Beside the usual opportunities in and after the classes, you are encouraged to communicate with me via email. I will be using your MSOE email, so if you aren’t used to looking at it regularly now is the time to start. I will use email to remind you of upcoming assignments, changes in schedules, and to get reports on road conditions from you. We will also be making use of WebCT.
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