Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

AP/PHIL 2070 3.0 Introduction to Ethics

A basic introduction both to the major ethical theories in Western thought and to some basic metaethical questions concerning the possibility of moral truth.

Course credit exclusion: AP/MODR 1760 6.0.

Prior TO FALL 2009: Course credit exclusions: AK/AS/PHIL 2070 3.0, AK/MODR 1760 6.0, and AS/PHIL 2071 3.0 (prior to Summer 2006).

AP/POLS 2900 6.0 Perspectives on Politics

This course examines answers to critical questions concerning the nature and purposes of political life though a survey of classical works from Western political thought.

Course credit exclusions: None.

PRIOR TO FALL 2009: Course credit exclusions: AK/PHIL 2440 6.0, AK/AS/POLS 2900 6.0, AK/POLS 2440 6.0 (prior to Fall/Winter 2003-2004) and AS/POLS 2040 6.0 (prior to Fall/Winter 2003-2004).

AP/SOSC 2570 9.0 Pers. on Human Nature & Pol. Thought

This course investigates conceptions of what it is to be a human being in the context of social, cultural and political relations. Major themes include the relationships between authority and critique, autonomy and democracy and art and politics.

Note: This course has been approved in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies for gen. education credit.

Course credit exclusions: None.

PRIOR TO FALL 2009: Course credit exclusion: AS/SOSC 2570 9.0.

AP/SOSC 2571 9.0 Intro. to Modern Soc. Political Thought

This course provides a broad introduction to the interdisciplinary study of modern social and political thought. Through critical readings and analyses of primary texts, students become familiar with the rise of the liberal tradition, focusing on critiques, defenses and developments of its conceptions of the modern world.

Note: This course has been approved in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies for gen. education credit.

Course credit exclusions: None.][PRIOR TO FALL 2009: Course credit exclusions: AS/SOSC 1960 9.0 (prior to Summer 2007), AS/SOSC 2571 9.0.

AP/SOSC 3040 6.0 Corporate Social Responsibility

This course investigates the theory and practice of Corporate Social Responsibility programs, including the normative and social science analysis of particular issues and practices, as well as their role in regulation and legitimization in larger political economy regimes.

Course credit exclusions: None.

PRIOR TO FALL 2009: Course credit exclusion: AS/SOSC 3040 6.0.

AP/PHIL 2075 3.0 Introduction to Applied Ethics

An introduction to ethics focusing on the application of ethical theories to controversial public issues such as abortion, affirmative action and euthanasia, among others.

Course credit exclusions: None.

Prior TO FALL 2009: Course credit exclusions: AK/AS/PHIL 2075 3.0, AS/PHIL 2071 3.0 (prior to Summer 2006).

AP/PHIL 3020 3.0 Ethics

An advanced course in theoretical ethics, understood as covering both normative ethical theory and metaethics.

Prerequisite.: At least one of: AP/PHIL 2050 6.0, AP/PHIL 2060 3.0, AP/PHIL 2070 3.0 or AP/PHIL 2075 3.0.

Course credit exclusions: None.

ES/ENVS 3000 3.0 Environmental Ethics & Epistemology

This course identifies, examines, and compares ethical perspectives from diverse traditions with a particular focus on the interplay of ethics and epistemology, and metaphysical issues and their relationship to underlying cultural, environmental, and spiritual values. Individual ethics and practical applications in "living a good life" will be explored.

Prerequisite: Third or fourth year standing and completion of six credits in ES/ENVS, or permission of the instructor.

AP/SOSC 4043 6.0 Corp. Govern. & Business Law: Comparative Context

This course examines intersections between business and the law. Particular attention is paid to the nature of the firm and corporate governance, governance structures in a comparative context, and recent and controversial issues regarding the relationship between business and the law.

Course credit exclusions: None.

PRIOR TO FALL 2009: Course credit exclusion: AS/SOSC 4043 6.0.

AP/SOSC 4044 6.0 Ethics and Economics

This course looks at the relationship between ethics and economics both in the historical development of the "political economy" and in modern "economics". Both symbioses and tensions between economics and ethics will be explored.

Course credit exclusions: None.

PRIOR TO FALL 2009: Course credit exclusion: AS/SOSC 4044 6.0.