This course provides a foundational perspective for ethics and social responsibility in relationship to individuals, organizations, and the community. Emphasis is placed on the interrelated nature of ethics, morality, legal responsibility, and social issues.
This undergraduate course is 5 weeks.
Attendance and participation are mandatory in all university courses, and specific requirements may differ by course. If attendance requirements are not met, a student may be removed from the course. Please review the Course Attendance Policy in the Catalog for more information.
Topics and Objectives
Ethics and Moral Reasoning
- Detail the history of ethics.
- Describe the different levels of thinking.
- Compare major ethical theories.
Ethics and Culture in Context
- Compare ethical perspectives across cultures.
- Apply ethical principles in a culturally diverse business environment.
Ethics, Responsibility, and Religion
- Compare major ethical philosophers and their theories.
- Analyze the relationship between ethics and religion.
Maintaining Ethics in Groups
- Compare ethics for individuals and groups.
- Explain the dynamics of ethics in group settings.
- Describe the relationship between ethical and legal responsibilities in groups.
Ethics, Utilitarianism, and Happiness
- Examine cultural ideas of ethics and happiness.
- Explain connections between utilitarianism and individual/group happiness.
- Analyze the connections between happiness, morality, and ethics.
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While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. More information about eligibility requirements, policies, and procedures can be found in the catalog.
Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice.