Ethics And Social Responsibility – eth316 (3 credits)

This course provides a foundational perspective for ethics and social responsibility in relationship to individuals, organizations, and the community. Emphasis is placed on the inter-related nature of ethics, morality, legal responsibility, and social issues

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks. This course is available to take individually or as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Organizational Ethics

  • Assess the relationship between legal and ethical issues in organizations.
  • Apply ethical principles to address organizational issues.
  • Explain ways in which external social pressures influence organizational ethics.

Social Responsibility and the Community

  • Evaluate organizational responsibility to the community.
  • Summarize the factors in an organization that influence social responsibility strategies.
  • Identify a social initiative for an organization.

Ethics and Social Responsibility in Cross-Cultural Environments

  • Analyze ethics and social responsibility issues that arise as a result of globalization.
  • Compare ethical perspectives across cultures.

Ethical and Moral Perspectives

  • Describe the difference between ethics and morality. 
  • Compare major ethical theories.
  • Explain the relationship between virtue, values, and moral concepts.

Individual Responsibility in the Community

  • Describe the responsibility of individuals to the community.
  • Evaluate the influence of socially responsible efforts.

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