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Unit description

  Major ethical theories are used to resolve contemporary ethical problems in business and society. Sustainability is examined from the personal through to the global level as we explore the potential for business to solve social problems and contribute to the sustainable development goals.  

Unit content

  1. Introduction to ethics, cultural relativism and utilitarian analysis.
  2. Kant’s duty ethics, virtue ethics and managerial ethics.
  3. Environmental ethics and sustainability.
  4. Sustainability and business.
  5. Socially responsible business.
  6. Working towards the sustainable development goals.

 

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1analyse ethical issues using major ethical theory
2utilise environmental footprint analysis to examine personal sustainability
3discuss the potential for business to solve social problems
4apply sustainability and ethical principles towards the goal of responsible business.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. analyse ethical issues using major ethical theory
  2. utilise environmental footprint analysis to examine personal sustainability
  3. discuss the potential for business to solve social problems
  4. apply sustainability and ethical principles towards the goal of responsible business.

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.

Teaching and assessment

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Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
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Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
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Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
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Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
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Report30%
Report40%
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