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This course explores the definitions, origins and basic tenets of philosophy. Topics include Greek philosophy, Chinese philosophy, ethics, skepticism, rationalism, idealism, truth, and much more. This course also prepares students for taking more advanced courses in philosophy. View a detailed course description of PHL 301. This course is independent study and is self-paced. Students have five months upon registration in which to complete all coursework. Exmans must be taken in a proctored location, with arrangements to be made by the student. Exam proctoring fees vary by site and are not included in the course fee. Graded Assessments and Learning Modules 4 learning modules 13 assignments 2 exams (taken at approved testing site) Textbook(s) and Materials Solomon, Robert C. Introducing Philosophy: A Text with Integrated Readings, 10th ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011. ISBN 10: 0-1997-6486-7 ISBN 13: 978-0-19-976486-0
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The objective of the course is to provide a framework for evaluating situations that may violate professional ethics by providing sources of codes and canons of ethical conduct and examples of ethical cases. The intent is to provide a basis for substantiating ethical decisions in professional practice.
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Business ethics is a topic of worldwide interest today due to revelations of ethical breaches among some of the world's leading firms. What does an engineer or technical manager need to know and do to ensure ethicality in business practices? These two modules-which may be studied individually or as a comprehensive set-are designed to meet four objectives: (1) To become familiar with issues and terminology related to business ethics. (2) To consider the viewpoints of various experts in areas of business ethics. (3) To help you begin to formulate your own personal code of ethics. (4) To promote ethical behavior in business. Each module features discussions of key issues by Dr. Sauser plus interviews with two prominent organizational leaders in which they present their own beliefs about business ethics.
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This course will treat a central question that remains always before us as we make choices on both a personal and professional level - a question that society demands that we ask ourselves individually. It is the question that society will use in judging our actions and the resulting consequences.
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This course covers not only the history of ethics, but gives guidance on all professional issues dealing with responsibility and standard of care. It provides answers to everyday problems that arise in the day to day functioning of all land surveyors. The course's in-depth coverage of ethics as it relates to those in the field and the real-life examples of ethical issues are extensively covered. In addition, the course also reviews actual court cases with the assistance of Cary J. Williams, an attorney with the law firm of Williams & Williams. His expertise helps to show the law's realistic application of ethical behavior.
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