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SB212 McKeage Syllabus F08 - SB212 Ethics&Diversity...

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SB212 Ethics & Diversity Fall 2008 Kim McKeage, Ph.D. I check email frequently. I am always happy to see you during office hours or when my door is open. You can generally expect a Class Meets Monday  Section 2: 3:00 – 3:50 SB 119 Section 3: 4:00 – 4:50 SB 119 Section 4: 5:00 – 5:50 SB 119 Office Hours (SB 213) Wednesday 3:00 – 5:00.  Variations are announced in Blackboard. Also, feel free to come in any time my door is open. Telephone:   582-3676 Email:  [email protected] E-mail: [email protected] COURSE DESCRIPTION This course provides students with a foundation for effectively dealing with issues of ethics and diversity that arise in the workplace. Students are introduced to ethical issues that arise in the functional areas of business and develop the ethical reasoning skills necessary to address such issues. Students also develop an awareness and appreciation of diversity in the workplace as well as the ability to develop strategies to address those issues. KNOWLEDGE/SKILL DEVELOPMENT At the end of this course, you should have improved: Understanding of the process of ethical decision-making Knowledge of systems of ethical reasoning Appreciation for why we need to understand and embrace diversity Understanding of the power and complexity of diversity Ability to apply your knowledge to current issues and those you will face in the future as business professionals, citizens, family members, friends, and as continuing students. At Quinnipiac University, The School of Business Values include the following: We are devoted to the principles of integrity and pledge to be ethical, honest, fair, respectful and responsible in our interactions with others. We embrace diversity in people and in ideas. In addition, two of the Learning Goals of the School of Business are Ethical Reasoning – The identification of ethical issues related to business practices, the recognition of the complexity and ambiguity of those issues, the application of an ethical decision- making framework, and the formulation of an ethically justifiable solution and 1 of 10
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Diversity and Globalization – An awareness and appreciation of diversity in the workplace and of issues surrounding the globalization of both domestic and international business activities as well as the ability to develop strategies to address those issues. This course is designed to provide you with the basic knowledge in ethical reasoning and diversity that you will use and develop in subsequent courses. GENERAL APPROACH I have structured this course to encourage you to practice your scholarship and apply your discoveries to ethical problems and diversity issues in current business practice. You should use Blackboard as the repository for materials for this class. I will post specific assignments, readings, internet links, etc. and you will be expected to post information about resources you find to contribute to the class. Each week, you
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