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COURSE NUMBER: BOFF108
COURSE TITLE:Ethics in the Workplace
DIVISION:Business
IAI CODE(S):
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:1
CONTACT HOURS:15
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:45
DELIVERY MODE:Online

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Covers an awareness of ethics and professional conduct. Topics include identifying values, attitudes, resolving people problems and conflicts, confidentiality, time management skills, and employer and peer expectations. Emphasis in this course will focus on identifying ethical values and resolving ethical dilemmas.

PREREQUISITES:

NOTES:

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Students will be able to distinguish between personal morals and business ethics in the workplace environment.
  • Students will explore the importance and impact of ethical decision-making in a business setting.
  • Students will be able to identify and resolve ethical dilemmas in the workplace using ethical “languages” and critical thinking skills.
  • Students will learn ethical decision-making using thought experiments to explain how they would make an ethical decision as a leader in a business.

TOPICAL OUTLINE:
  1. Ethics and Business: Beyond Theory
  2. Ethical Theories: Learning the Languages of Decision-Making Process
  3. The Mechanics of Decision-Making: Influences, Values, and Consequences
  4. Vested Interests: Organizational Motivations, Responsibilities, and Relationships with Affected Parties
  5. Corporate Cultures: The Roles and Impact of Leadership and Governance
  6. The Creative Destruction of Business Ethics
  7. Ethics Programs: Knowledge Processes and Decision Rights
  8. Practical Sustainability: Ethics and Resilient Prosperity
  9. The Common Good: Ethical Considerations for Mutual Prosperity
  10. Workplace Issues
  11. Common Marketplace Issues

TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:

Applied Business Ethics, Edition 2
Lovett, Steven L.
Kendall-Hunt Publishing
This book uses an access code

See bookstore website for current book(s) at https://www.dacc.edu/bookstore

EVALUATION:

A point system will be used to determine student grades. Point values will be assigned to all homework, tests, projects, and final exam. The following percentages will be used in determining grades:

90-100% = A
80-89% = B
70-79% = C
60-69% = D
00-59% = F


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STUDENT CONDUCT CODE:
Membership in the DACC community brings both rights and responsibility. As a student at DACC, you are expected to exhibit conduct compatible with the educational mission of the College. Academic dishonesty, including but not limited to, cheating and plagiarism, is not tolerated. A DACC student is also required to abide by the acceptable use policies of copyright and peer-to-peer file sharing. It is the student’s responsibility to become familiar with and adhere to the Student Code of Conduct as contained in the DACC Student Handbook. The Student Handbook is available in the Information Office in Vermilion Hall and online at: https://www.dacc.edu/student-handbook

DISABILITY SERVICES:
Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the Testing & Academic Services Center at 217-443-8708 (TTY 217-443-8701) or stop by Cannon Hall Room 103. Please speak with your instructor privately to discuss your specific accommodation needs in this course.

REVISION:
Spring 2019

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