2010-11 Catalog

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Offering Description

Ethics and Leadership

Fall quarter

Faculty: Glenn Landram management science, statistics

Fall: CRN (Credit) Level 10350 (4 GR)  

Credits: 4(F)

Class Standing: Graduate

Offered During: Evening


With pressure on all organizations to cut corners in an environment of decreasing resources this course will examine some of the inevitable ethical dilemmas with a systematic analytic evaluation.  Students will learn how to convincingly present their moral point of view to others in order to jointly serve their organization and improve society.  We will be working from the text The Ethics of Management, Sixth Edition, by LaRue Tone Hosmer.   The author provides an explicit three-part framework to analyze ethical problems by combining economic outcomes, legal requirements and ethical principles.

The course will rely heavily on case studies and discussion.  Lecture, films and guest speakers will be used as appropriate.  An example of the type of ethical issue to be examined would be the construction of a dam that is beneficial to millions while imposing harm on the hundreds of people that must be relocated.  This course will be an engaging look at some of the more sophisticated and difficult problems needing to be solved by our society.

Maximum Enrollment: 20

Advertised Schedule: 6-10p Mon

Campus Location: Olympia

Online Learning: Enhanced Online Learning

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