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    Milwaukee School of Engineering
  Feb 24, 2018
2017-2018 Undergraduate Academic Catalog
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HU 432 - Ethics for Professional Managers and Engineers

3 lecture hours 0 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
This course examines and evaluates the meaning of ethics and professional conduct. A guiding theme is the human search or quest for values and ethical direction in terms of professional and/or personal conduct and our daily life relationships with others. We will articulate and evaluate our own ethical principles and values and their foundations. (prereq: junior standing)
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Apply the ethical concepts relevant to resolving moral issues in business, industry, and other relevant areas of concern
  • Articulate and defend with good reasons his/her own ethical point of view pertaining to specific problem areas in business, industry, and related areas

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None 

Course Topics
  • The nature of ethics (2 classes)
  • Ethical development and responsibility (2 classes)
  • The search for ethical principles and values (1 class)
  • Divine command views (1 class)
  • Human nature and values (1 class)
  • Utilitarianism (2 classes)
  • Kantian ethics and rights (1 class)
  • Justice (1 class)
  • Ethical obligations to the public (2 classes)
  • Ethics - Employer and employee relationships (6 classes)
  • Job discrimination and affirmative action (3 classes)
  • Ethics - the environment and technology (6 classes)
  • Exam (1 class)

Jon Borowicz

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