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

PHI 233 - Business Ethics

Corporations and commerce exert a powerful influence on contemporary societies. Examines ethical and political problems created by a commercial culture and discusses related ethical and political theories. Addresses such questions as: Is the only business of business to make a profit? What ethical obligations should corporations respect? Should business be expected to work for an environmentally sustainable society? Is our commercial culture just? What are the rights of employees and communities? What are the appropriate roles of business and politics in a just society? Case studies provide some real world examples for discussion.

General Education Requirements:  Social Contexts and Institutions and Ethics

Prerequisites: No first-year students.

Course Typically Offered: Variable

Credits: 3