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PHIL 221 - Business Ethics (GEKH)


A consideration of ethical questions regarding business practices in a global environment. Students will be introduced to ethical theory and critical reasoning. They will use these tools to critically examine the market system itself, as well as practices of multinational business. Students will explore the ethical responsibilities of corporations with regard to employees, consumers and other stakeholders.

Credit Hours: 3 hrs
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PHIL 221 introduces students to the practices, methodologies and fundamental assumptions of philosophy through the study of global business ethics. Ethics is the area of philosophy that examines morality, and business ethics applies ethical theory to specific problems involving businesses. Students will formulate questions about the role of business in the world and its ethical responsibilities to employees, consumers and other stakeholders. PHIL 221 is a general education course because it is an introduction to philosophy through the study of global business ethics. It gives students the opportunity to learn what the study of philosophy provides to ones intellectual development. The methodology of the course is critical reasoning- a habit of mind that everyone needs- and the course addresses some of the most fundamental concepts in human thought- the right and the good. Both the skills and concepts addressed in this course help students in their educations, careers and personal lives.
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