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2019-2020 Catalog 
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PHIL 112 - Ethics in the Workplace

Credits: 5
Introduces students to the ethical issues and problems (national and international) that arise in workplace, professional, and organizational settings. Helps students identify and solve these problems within the framework of ethical theory. May include topics such as negotiation, sexual harassment, comparable worth, whistle-blowing, and the rights and responsibilities of employers and employees.

Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL 099  or instructor’s permission.

Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate command of important philosophical terminology, themes, and arguments related to ethical issues in the workplace. 
  2. State and evaluate non-trivial theories and arguments from various sources related to ethics in the workplace.
  3. Identify the practical implications of ethical issues in the workplace on their own lives and professions.

Program Outcomes
Form, analyze, and assess beliefs while demonstrating intellectual humility and respect towards the beliefs of others.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
  • Written Communication - Written Communication encompasses all the abilities necessary for effective expression of thoughts, feelings, and ideas in written form.

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