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Unformatted text preview: page 1 Marshall School of Business MOR 421 Social and Ethical Issues in Business Spring 2006 Tuesday & Thursday 2:00 - 3:50 p.m. Bridge Hall Room 8 Prof. Paul S. Adler Bridge Hall 308-D Tel: 0-0748 Email: [email protected] Version: Jan 5, 2006 Course Description This course aims to help you develop some of the knowledge and skills you will need in your career if you want to be able to look at yourself in the mirror in the morning and if you want to stay out of jail. The learning objectives are to help you to: * develop the ability to identify ethical and socially sensitive issues in business; * learn how to use various analytic models to critically examine these issues; * thoughtfully reach decisions regarding these issues and develop associated recommendations; * argue your point of view effectively and ethically. The learning approach is based on: * minimum lecturing, * maximum class discussion and debate, * presentations by several outside speakers, * a team project on a topic of your choosing * coaching by the instructor on how to research and present your project. Required Text There is one text: William H. Shaw and Vincent Barry, Moral Issues in Business, Thomson/Wadsworth, 9th edition. Course Requirements Class Participation Your career success depends critically on your skill in articulating and defending your ideas and engaging a productive dialogue with your colleagues. You should consider our classroom as a laboratory in which you can test and improve these skills. Class participation grades will be determined based on your contribution to class discussion. Attendance is a necessary but not sufficient condition for a good participation grade. You are expected to be an active participant. Just like in a real work setting, your contributions in discussions are a key part of your performance. Most of our sessions will involve class discussion of a case. Some will involve formal debates, where student teams for and against a proposed position on the case prepare formal statements and debating positions before the class meets. Some of the criteria that make for effective class participation include: • Involvement: Are you following the discussion attentively? Are you actively contributing ideas? Are you respectful of others in how you formulate your contributions? page 2 • Listening: Are you a good listener? Are your points relevant to the flow of the discussion? Do you link them to the comments made by others? • Adding value: Do your comments show evidence of insightful analysis? Do they make use of relevant experience? Are they formulated in a succinct, effective manner? Do your comments clarify and highlight the important aspects of earlier ideas and lead to a clearer statement of the relevant concepts and issues?...
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This note was uploaded on 10/10/2010 for the course ECONOMIC 5101144 taught by Professor Hjk during the Spring '10 term at Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport.
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