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Unformatted text preview: PHILOSOPHY 116 – BUSINESS ETHICS UC RIVERSIDE SPRING 2008 Instructor – Jason Chang Email – [email protected] Class Hours and location – MWF 2:10-3:00, INTN 1020 Office Hours – W 12:45-2:45, HMNSS 3210 Teaching Assistants – Michael Goerger, Katherine Kimble, Alan Moore, Jeff Otter Course Description: This course is designed to challenge the student to think carefully and critically about ethical issues in business, including topics such as corporate social responsibility (CSR), sweatshop labor, distributive justice, downsizing, advertising, insider trading, honesty, and whistleblowing. By the end of the quarter, the instructor hopes to have communicated to the student – through a combination of lectures, reading assignments, a group project, an essay, and two exams – four important points about business ethics: 1) Ethical issues in business are complex . 2) Ethical decisions in business require and deserve rational justification . 3) Ethical issues in business are inescapable . 4) Being a good person is not enough! The aim is to challenge the student to become a responsible moral deliberator and a person of integrity in the face of difficult ethical decisions that he or she will ultimately face in his or her future career. Course Requirements: 1. Quizzes – There will be five to ten unannounced short quizzes (each consisting of two to three questions) on the readings given in lecture . Students are encouraged to use their notes during the quiz, but may not use the readings. Quizzes are graded pass/fail. A passing grade must demonstrate that you have done the readings. All students will have three “freebees.” Each missed or failed quiz thereafter will result in a 10 percent deduction from your total grade (e.g., 100% to 90%, 90% to 80%, 80% to 70%, etc.). THERE WILL BE NO MAKE-UPS! 2. Group Project (20%) – A group project of 5-6 pages (typed, double-spaced). A group constitutes three to four people working together to reach a judgment about a case study....
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