LSP500 - Ethics and Social Responsibility

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Subject Title
Ethics and Social Responsibility

Subject Description
Ethics or moral philosophy is the philosophical exploration and consideration of the values and principles we use to make moral judgments. Thus, answers to the fundamental questions of ethics provide guidelines for how we should lead our lives. This course will introduce students to the major ethical theories and consider the practical implications and applications of these theories for conduct in the business world.

Credit Status
LSP500 is a compulsory course for the Financial Services Management Degree Program.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Engage in conceptual analysis of case studies
2. Apply classical and contemporary moral theories in evaluating controversial moral issues such as the distribution of wealth and power, preferential hiring, harassment in the workplace, etc...
3. Construct arguments in support of a thesis/belief
4. Synthesize conflicting and complimentary views
5. Critically engage in complex arguments
6. Formulate thoughtful responses to various moral issues

Academic Integrity
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Please visit the Academic Integrity website http://open2.senecac.on.ca/sites/academic-integrity/for-students to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

Discrimination/Harassment
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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.