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    The syllabus is here.      
    The Business Ethics Workshop textbook is here.      

Discussion board evaluation
rubric is here.

    Discussion Board Grading Rubric explanation video is here.      

"What should I expect on the exam?" is answered here.


Extra credit is addressed here.


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Week 2

Thursday 5 October → Wednesday 11


This week no grades will be assigned for online activities; we are just getting settled into the routine of online coursework. Grades will be assigned next week.


A short video about the online grading process is posted here. If you have any questions or concerns, please email me or post them on the "General Questions/Ask the Professor" Blackboard forum. If you are uncertain about something, others in the class probably are too.


Our video course work this week will be Chapter 2, Modules 1, 2 & 3. They can be found below.


Our discussion board work is listed below.



Review, Reading, Lecture & Discussion



Response to last week's DB. (Please watch if you did not view it when I sent out the email.)



Our reading homework will be Chapter 2 of Business Ethics Workshop: Theories of Duties and Rights: Traditional Tools for Making Decisions in Business When the Means Justify the Ends. Especially the first section on duties, and the section on fairness, pages 27 - 38.



Online Lecture

Chapter 2, Module 1

Please watch the online lecture below.



Chapter 2, Module 2

Please watch the online lecture below.



Chapter 2, Module 3

Please watch the online lecture below.







Case Study: Toyota Punk’d

Please watch the case study below.


Consider what ethical conflicts and dilemmas arise here. Who is involved, who needs to be taken into consideration? Which facts are important?


Next, go to the online discussion board and answer this question from the case, "You’re a professional actor and you’ve been offered the role of one of the maniacs in the advertising campaign. Do you take the job? Justify in ethical terms." 


Also, respond to at least two of your classmates.


Also could you please copy/paste your writing (only the fisrt part where you write for yourself, not the reactions to others in class) into the week 2 assignement area, which can be found on Blackboard in the assessment tab. This is just for organizing purposes because of a glitch in the blackboard software.


Dates for completion
Reading, videos and initial discussion board posting finished by noon Monday.
Response to classmates on discussion board finished by noon Wednesday.




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