District Syllabus
Professional Ethics And Values

Credit Hours: 3
Contact Hours: 3
Laboratory Fee: None.
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.
Catalog Description:
Personal, organizational, societal values and ethics in our society.
Topics covered include exploration of individual ethics, values, and 
goals; the study of ethical behavior within organizations as it 
influences people, products, and work environment; exploration of 
values, ethics, beliefs upon which the free market system of 
production exchange is built; exploration of individual roles as 
as appropriate roles of organization and government in society.
Required Materials: Books:
  • Ferrell, L. Fraedrich, J., Ferrell, O.C.. Business Ethics - Ethical Decision Making and Cases, 9th ed., South-Western Cengage Learning, 2013. ISBN: 97810111825165
Supplemental Materials: Additional materials may be assigned by the instructor to supplement the required materials. -->
Special Requirements: None
Program Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of the program students will:
  1. Demonstrate the knowledge of ethical and diversity challenges and opportunities within an organizational setting.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of management information systems within an organization.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of appropriate decision-making models in organizational administration.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of the elements of operational management within an organization.
Course Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the successful student will 
demonstrate an understanding of:

1. Become more effective communicators.
2. Develop both analytical and critical thinking skills.
3. Consider the global business environment, its ethical challenges, 
and opportunities.
4. Value the significance of ethical and legal issues in the 
5. Understand the environmental impact of bussiness.
6. Acquire necessary skills across busines disciplines.              
7. Examine your own ethics, values, and goals.
8. Provide tools, language, and doing ethical analysis.
9. Understand the value of diversity in and across organizations, 
institutions, and markets.
10. Understand the ethical behavior in the firm as it influences 
individual, the work environment, and work product.
11. Clarify the appropriate roles of the individuals, businesses, 
government in society.
12. Understand the value, ethics, and beliefs upon which the free 
market system of production and exchange is built.
Methods of Evaluation:
Evaluation of student progress towards achieving the stated learning 
outcomes and performance objectives is the responsibility of the 
instructor, within the policies of the college and the department.  
Detailed explanations are included in the expanded Syllabus 
by the instructor for each section being taught.
Flexibility: It is the intention of the instructor to accomplish the objectives specified in the course syllabus. However, circumstances may arise which prohibit the fulfilling of this endeavor. Therefore, this syllabus is subject to change. When possible, students will be notified of any change in advance of its occurrence.

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Note: For students with a disability that falls under the Americans with Disability Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, it is the responsibility of the student to notify Student Resource Center for ADA Services to discuss any special needs or equipment necessary to accomplish the requirements for this course. Upon completion of registration with the Student Resource Center for ADA Services office, specific arrangements can be discussed with the instructor.

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