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Alma College
 PHL227: Ethics and Business
 

Fall 2006

Ethics and Business
INSTRUCTOR: Larry Hauser 
hauser@alma.edu
       http://members.aol.com/lshauser/virtoff.html
Office: 347 SAC Phone: 7219
Office Hours: 4:30-6:20 Tu

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photo by Larry Hauser

REQUIRED TEXT: Business Ethics: Concepts and Cases (6th edition), Manuel G. Velasquez, Prentice Hall
ONLINE: Student Manual | Discussion Forums (http://courses.alma.edu/)

DESCRIPTION: This course explores the nature of moral values, moral judgments and ethical decisions in connection with selected issues in modern business. Recent cases are used for practice in decision making.  Especially relevant to those planning business careers, but designed for all and pertinent to all as citizens, consumers, and employees. 
 

GRADES WILL BE BASED ON
 
ASSIGNMENT DUE DATE  VALUE
Unit Tests Periodically 1/2 of course
Participation attendance & online forums 1/4 of course
Term Paper Friday, Decemeber 11 1/4 of course
Final Examination  none none
 

APPROXIMATE COURSE CALENDAR
Class regularly meets 6:30-9:20 Tuesday in SAC109
MONDAY TUESDAY: 6-7:20 (approx.) TUESDAY: 7:30-8:50 (approx.) WEDNESDAY
Sept. 4
Chapter 1: Ethics & Business Chapter 1: Ethics & Business
Sept. 6
Sept. 11
Chapter 2: Ethical Principles in Business Chapter 2: Ethical Principles in Business
Sept. 13
Sept. 18
Chapter 2: Ethical Principles in Business Chapter 2: Ethical Principles in Business
Sept. 20
Sept. 25
Test 1

Chapter 3: The Business System

Sept. 27
Oct. 2
Chapter 3: The Business System
Chapter 3: The Business System
Oct. 4
Oct. 9
Chapter 4: Ethics in the Marketplace Chapter 4: Ethics in the Marketplace
Oct. 11
Oct. 16
fall break fall break
Oct. 18
Oct. 23
Chapter 4: Ethics in the Marketplace
Test 2
Oct. 25
Oct. 30
Chapter 5: Environmental Ethics Chapter 5: Environmental Ethics
Nov. 1
Nov. 6
Chapter 6: Consumer Production and Marketing Chapter 6: Consumer Production and Marketing
Nov. 8
Nov. 13
Chapter 6: Consumer Production and Marketing
Test 3
Nov. 15
Nov. 20
Chapter 7: Job Discrimination Chapter 7: Job Discrimination
Nov. 22
Nov. 27
Chapter 8: Individual & Organization Chapter 8: Individual & Organization
Nov. 29
Dec. 4
Chapter 8: Individual & Organization
Test 4
Dec. 6
Dec. 11
Finals Week
 Dec. 12
Finals Week
Dec. 12
Finals Week
Dec. 13
Finals Week

Online Resources

Final Examination Schedule:
http://www.alma.edu/services/registrar/exams.php
-Alma College Academic Integrity Policy:
http://www.alma.edu/services/studentaffairs/section1.htm#Academic Integrity
Alma 2006-7 Academic Calendar
http://www.alma.edu/services/registrar/calendar.php