Students who are starting the Business & Society programme in September 2020 should enrol in either Section A or Section B of SOSC 1340 9.0 Introduction to Business & Society.
Please DO NOT enrol in SOSC 1340 6.0 Section M.
Completing SOSC 1340 9.0 Section A or Section B will fulfil the core requirement in BUSO but it will NOT COUNT as a general education course for majors in Business & Society.
6.0 credits chosen from:
[Note: This course has been approved in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies for gen. education credit.]
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.
[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.]
A basic introduction both to the major ethical theories in Western thought and to some basic Meta-ethical questions concerning the possibility of moral truth.
[Course credit exclusion: GL/PHIL 2923 3.0. PRIOR TO FALL 2009: Course credit exclusions: AK/AS/PHIL 2060 3.0, AK/PHIL 2440 3.0.]
An introduction to philosophy focusing on problems concerning the nature of society, the nature of the state, justice and human rights, freedom and censorship, etc.
[Prior TO FALL 2009: Course credit exclusions: AK/AS/PHIL 2075 3.0.]
An introduction to ethics focusing on the application of ethical theories to controversial public issues such as abortion, affirmative action and euthanasia, among others.
[Prereq.: 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.]
An advanced course in theoretical ethics, understood as covering both normative ethical theory and meta-ethics.
[Course credit exclusion: GL/PHIL 3235 3.0. PRIOR TO FALL 2009: Prerequisite: At least one of the following: AK/AS/PHIL 2050 6.0, AK/AS/PHIL 2060 3.0, AK/AS/PHIL 2070 3.0, AK/AS/PHIL 2075 3.0 or AK/PHIL 2440 3.0. Course credit exclusions: AK/AS/PHIL 3110 3.0.]
An exploration of major topics in political philosophy, such as the authority of the state, the justification of private property, the nature of rights, theories of justice, and political equality.
Prerequisites: AP/ PHIL 2500 3.0 or AP/PHIL 2070 3.0 or AP/GWST 2500 6.0 (or AP/WMST 2500 6.0 prior to Fall 2013.)
Please see Philosophy Department regarding prerequisites prior to 2009.
A study of recent feminist writing in ethics and political philosophy. Topics include: feminist critiques of ethical theory, the (potentially) gendered nature of value, the relationship between justice and care, and issues like reproductive autonomy, sexual violence, and global injustice.
[Course credit exclusions: None.] [PRIOR TO FALL 2009: Course credit exclusion: AS/SOSC 3040 6.0.] [Pre-req. Sosc 2340/Sosc 2349.]
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 legitimation in larger political economy regimes.
Note: Successful completion of SOSC 2340 (SOSC 2349) is a prerequisite for enrolling in SOSC 3040.
For the Honours program:
[Course credit exclusions: None.] [PRIOR TO FALL 2009: Course credit exclusion: AS/SOSC 4044 6.0.] [Pre-Req. Sosc 2340/Sosc 2349.]
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.
Note: Successful completion of SOSC 2340 (SOSC 2349) is a prerequisite for enrolling in SOSC 4044.
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