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SCHOOL OF BUSINESS MODEL COURSE SYLLABUS BUSB 300 (4 units) THE ETHICAL AND LEGAL ENVIRONMENTS OF BUSINESS INSTRUCTOR

Name: E Mail: Phone: Brian H. Kurbjeweit, JD BHKurbs@gmail.com !"#!$%# $!&

CATALOG DESCRIPTION B'(B %"" )* units+: E,amination o- moral an. legal business issues in .omestic an. international conte,ts with em/hasis on contem/orar0 /roblems. COURSE OVERVIE AND RATIONALE 1his course /re/ares stu.ents to i.enti-0, criticall0 anal02e, an. a//ro/riatel0 res/on. to contem/orar0 ethical an. legal challenges associate. with business management. B0 e,/loring a number o- concrete /roblems -acing contem/orar0 business managers, stu.ents will sur3e0 the ethical an. legal res/onsibilities that organi2ations ha3e towar. an arra0 o- sta4ehol.ers, e.g., em/lo0ees, customers, local communities, go3ernments, sharehol.ers, an. su//liers. 5t will intro.uce stu.ents to the anal0tical tools, theories, an. .ecision#ma4ing metho.s that hel/ a..ress ethical an. legal /roblems in business. Due to tren.s in globali2ation, s/ecial attention will be /ai. to /roblems that arise in international business. COURSE LEARNING OB!ECTIVES '/on success-ul com/letion o- this course, stu.ents will be able to: $. i.enti-0, anal02e, an. e--ecti3el0 a..ress contem/orar0 legal an. ethical issues in business management, inclu.ing issues with international signi-icance &. .e3elo/ holistic .ecision#ma4ing s4ills where economic, legal, an. ethical consi.erations are thought-ull0 integrate. %. a//l0 ethical theor0 to business .ecision ma4ing *. criticall0 e,amine the law an. its relation to moral stan.ar.s 6. .iscuss im/ortant conce/ts relate. to cor/orate social res/onsibilit0 !. clearl0 an. e--ecti3el0 communicate anal0ses o- these issues MA!OR TOPICS
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1he relationshi/s between business, ethics an. law Ethical .ecision ma4ing an. ethical theor0 :a/italism, /ro/ert0 rights, an. intellectual /ro/ert0 :or/orate social res/onsibilit0 an. citi2enshi/ En3ironmental sustainabilit0 an. global climate change ;ights an. res/onsibilities in em/lo0ment :or/orate :ulture an. 9ea.ershi/ :on-licts o- interest an. /ro-essional res/onsibilities 1ort law, Negligence ;es/onsibilities to consumers, /ro.uct sa-et0, an. mar4eting ;egulation o- business in .omestic an. international conte,ts

RE"UIRED TE#TS Boatright, J. )&"$$+. Ethics and the conduct of business. ) 5(BN: "&"6"6%$%" )Purchase this s/eci-ic e.ition+.
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(tu.ent .is/la0e. e,ce/tional gras/ o- the material, -reHuentl0 with e3i.ence ointellectual insight an. original thought. &. , %.", %.% B E,cellent For4 .emonstrate. a thorough gras/ o- the material with occasional errors an. omissions. <ssignments were thoroughl0 an. com/letel0 .one, with care-ul attention to .etail an. clarit0, an. with e3i.ence o- intellectual insight. $. , &.". &.% : <cce/table 1he Hualit0 o- the wor4 was acce/table, meeting minimal course stan.ar.s, but not e,ce/tional. Per-ormance on the e,aminations an. other assignments was satis-actor0 an. .emonstrate. that the stu.ent was 4ee/ing u/ with the material an. atten.ing to .etail. ". , $.", $.% D Poor 1he Hualit0 o- the wor4 was not alwa0s satis-actor0, but o3erall was /assing. <ssigne. wor4 was not alwa0s .one, an. when .one was ina.eHuate. Per-ormance on e,aminations an. other wor4 was generall0 wea4 with regar. to un.erstan.ing osubject, /ro/er -ormulations o- i.eas, an. thoroughness. "." > >ailing < gra.e o- L>L in.icates that the stu.ent -aile. the course. 1he Hualit0 an. Huantit0 owor4 was not o- college le3el. < -ailing gra.e ma0 be assigne. -or a 3ariet0 o- reasons such as -ailure to com/lete course reHuirements as outline. in the s0llabus, inabilit0 to com/rehen. course material or ine/titu.e in .ealing with it, consistentl0 unsatis-actor0 /er-ormance on e,aminations an.?or assignments, or e,cessi3e absences. 5: 5ncom/lete. Fith a 3ali. e,cuse, an incom/lete will be gi3en. :onsult the CLASS POLICIES below an. the ' o- ; :atalog -or -urther in-ormation on incom/lete gra.es. F: (tu.ent o--iciall0 with.raws -rom the class. CLASS POLICIES C0+ss P+$ti,i7+ti%n :lass /artici/ation an. atten.ance are e,tremel0 im/ortant, an. stu.ents must come to class -ull0 /re/are.. Due to the accelerate. nature o- (chool o- Business courses, each class session co3ers a large amount o- material. (tu.ents are res/onsible -or all in-ormation gi3en .uring the class instruction. 5- stu.ents miss more than two hours oinstruction, a ma4e#u/ assignment ma0 be reHuire. an. incor/orate. in the stu.ent=s /artici/ation gra.e. 5- the stu.ent must be absent, he?she shoul. in-orm the instructor. 'ne,cuse. absences )those which are not cleare. with the instructor be-ore the class an.?or are -or reasons other than an emergenc0+ will a.3ersel0 a--ect the gra.e. 5- the stu.ent misses more than two sessions, she?he ma0 not recei3e cre.it -or the course. Ti*& M+n+5&*&nt

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Gou are encourage. to wor4 in teams or stu.0 grou/s as most management acti3it0 is .one in teams. Gou are, howe3er, boun. b0 the 'ni3ersit0=s /olic0 on aca.emic honest0. Gou are not to gi3e nor recei3e assistance such that the wor4 0ou /resent is not essentiall0 0our own. 3he 4ni"ersity of /edlands 1olicy on Academic 5onesty will be strictly adhered to and applied. 3he 1rocedures for Addressing Academic 5onesty are set forth in the 4ni"ersity of /edlands 6atalog. 7t is expected that all students read and understand the 1olicy and the pro"isions outlined in the 6atalog. 1he highest stan.ar.s o- aca.emic con.uct are reHuire.. 1his is /articularl0 true -or the /ro/er citation o- course an. research material in all written assignments. 5- 0ou .i. not actuall0 collect the .ata or in.e/en.entl0 arri3e at the i.ea /resente., then a /ro/er citation must be use.. :itations )in the -orm o- /arenthetical notes, en.notes or -ootnotes+ must be use. -or Huote. or /ara/hrase. te,t an. an0 time 0ou borrow an i.ea -rom an author, the instructor, or 0our /eers. 'sing someone else=s sentence or organi2ational structure, /attern o- argument an. wor. choice, e3en i- not e,actl0 similar in e3er0 res/ect, warrants citation. 5t is stu.ents= res/onsibilit0 to ma4e sure that their citations an. Huotation mar4s un+*-i5u%us0. highlight the i.eas, wor.s, sentences, an. arguments that the0 borrow -rom other sources. Para/hrasing is not sim/l0 changing one or two wor.s in a sentenceM it ,%*70&t&0. reconstructs someone else=s i.ea in 0our own wor.s. >or gui.elines on a//ro/riate citation, Huotation, /ara/hrasing, an. /lagiarism, see materials /ro3i.e. b0 the 5n.iana 'ni3ersit0=s Friting 1utorial :enter at 2tt74<<666=in1i+n+=&1u<>6ts<7+*720&ts<70+5i+$is*=s2t*0 an. Har3ar. 'ni3ersit0=s E,/ositor0 Friting Program at 2tt74<<666=3+s=2+$/+$1=&1u<>6$i,nt$<$&s%u$,&s=2t*0 Discussion with the instructor an. 0our /eers is encourage. be-ore the com/osition owritten wor4M howe3er, all written wor4, unless s/eci-ie. b0 the instructor, is to re-lect in.e/en.ent com/osition an. re3ision. (tu.ents wor4ing on grou/ or collaborati3e assignments are e,/ecte. to contribute eHuall0 to all tas4s necessar0 -or com/letion o- the assignment. (tu.ents are e,/ecte. to -ollow all written an. 3erbal instructions /ro3i.e. b0 the instructor with regar. to written assignments, Hui22es an.?or e,ams. 5n a..ition to /lagiarism, other im/ermissible aca.emic beha3ior inclu.es, but is not limite. to, collaboration without instructor consent, -alsi-0ing research .ata, illicit /ossession oe,ams, using stu.0 ai.s .uring e,ams, unauthori2e. communication about an assignment or e,am, han.ing in others= wor4 as 0our own, reusing assignments or /a/ers -rom other courses, an. im/e.ing eHual access to e.ucational resources b0 other stu.ents. 1ime constraints, the .eman.s o- wor4 an. -amil0, -ailing to rea. the 'ni3ersit0=s Polic0 on <ca.emic Honest0, unintentional misuse o- sources, or a lac4 o- /re/aration .o not e,cuse aca.emic .ishonest0 or otherwise mitigate the a//ro/riate /enalt0. Penalt0 -or a -irst o--ense is at the .iscretion o- the instructor.

5- a stu.ent is uncertain about a//ro/riate metho.s o- citation or has a Huestion about the aca.emic honest0 /olic0, it is his or her res/onsibilit0 to see4 gui.ance -rom the instructor, a 'ni3ersit0 o--icial, or another re/utable source. C%u$s& S,2&1u0& S&ssi%n 84 Et2i,+0 D&,isi%n M+?in5 +n1 G%/&$n+n,& in Busin&ss Boatright, :ha/ter % N $% <lbert :arr 8 87s 9usiness 9luffing Ethical:; )e#maile. to 0ou an.?or a3ailable 3ia 5nternet+ Analysis 1 Due 5n a /a/er consisting o- no more than one /age )0ou ma0 single s/ace+ answer the -ollowing Huestions: )$+ Fhat is the author=s major /remiseO, )&+ Fhat reasons .oes the author use to su//ort an. /ro3e that /remiseO, )%+ Do 0ou agree with the author or notO E,/lain wh0. S&ssi%n @4 Int$%1u,ti%n4 L+6) Et2i,s +n1 t2& %$01 %3 Busin&ss Boatright, :ha/ters $ N & Kurbjeweit, Brian )&"" +. 8(aw is the Ethics of <esterday, Ethics is the (aw of 3omorrow.; )e#maile. to 0ou an.?or a3ailable b0 5nternet + Analysis 2 Due 5n a /a/er consisting o- no more than two /ages )0ou ma0 single s/ace+ answer the -ollowing Huestions: )$+ Fhat is the author=s major /remiseO, )&+ Fhat reasons .oes the author use to su//ort an. /ro3e that /remiseO, )%+ Do 0ou agree with the author or notO E,/lain wh0. S&ssi%n 34 C%$7%$+t& S%,i+0 R&s7%nsi-i0it. Boatright, :ha/ter $& S&ssi%n 44 P$%7&$t.) P$i/+,. +n1 C%n30i,ts %3 Int&$&st Boatright, :ha/ters 6 N ! S&ssi%n A4 M+$?&tin5) P$%1u,t Li+-i0it. +n1 Ou$ Cu0tu$& %3 M%n&. Boatright, :ha/ter $" Brian Kurbjeweit, 83he /ole of Ethics and (aw in +o"erning the +ame of 9usiness; )e#maile. to 0ou an.?or a3ailable 3ia 5nternet+. Analysis 3 Due 5n a /a/er consisting o- no more than two /ages )0ou ma0 single s/ace+ answer the -ollowing Huestions: )$+ Fhat is the author=s major /remiseO, )&+ Fhat reasons .oes the author use to su//ort an. /ro3e that /remiseO, )%+ Do 0ou agree with the author or notO E,/lain wh0. S&ssi%n B4 Et2i,+0 +n1 L&5+0 Issu&s in E*70%.*&nt) P+$t 8 Boatright, :ha/ters @ N J

S&ssi%n C4 Et2i,+0 +n1 L&5+0 Issu&s in E*70%.*&nt4 P+$t @ Boatright, :ha/ters * N S&ssi%n D4 Et2i,s +n1 L+6 in Int&$n+ti%n+0 Busin&ss Boatright, :ha/ter $* Term Paper Due 5n an @#$" /age /a/er anal02e the ethical or legal issues a--ecting business an. societ0. Gou might choose an issue a--ecting societ0 such as uni3ersal healthcare, immigration re-orm, tort re-orm, -inancial re-orm, the nee. to mo3e towar. renewable resource consum/tion, bioethics issues )stem cell research+, geneticall0 mo.i-ie. -oo.s, mortgage or other sales in.ustr0 laws an.?or ethics, etc. Minimum ! ;e-erences. But use $"#$&. Don=t ha3e to cite e3er0thing. :an be bac4groun. rea.ing. Gour /a/er shoul. a..ress both the legal an. ethical si.es o- the issue 0ou choose. E,/lain the current legal -ramewor4 in the area. Now e,amine whether or not 0ou belie3e the law go3erning that area is ethical. E,/lain wh0 or wh0 not. Be thorough an. concise at the same time. Presentation Due Gour /resentation shoul. aim -or %#6 minutes o- e,/lanation. 5 .o this because 5 will .ialogue with 0our .uring 0our /resentation an. as4 Huestions as we mo3e along. 1hus, ma4e 0our /oints clear an. concise an. 0et ca/ture the o3erarching themes o- 0our /roject in a wa0 0ou can teach others. 1he wa0 to .o that is to .isco3er an. -ocus on the core /oint o- 0our /a/er, the main thing 0ou learne. while researching an. writing it, an. then teach us that. Fhat is the gol.en nugget o- learning that 0ou ha3e gleane. -rom all o- 0our wor4O 1each us that. /ichard=doyle>redlands.edu