Course Catalog

Golden Gate University offers degree and certificate programs at three teaching centers and online.

NUMBER COURSE TITLE
PHIL 50
Professional and Personal Ethics

How should one solve serious ethical problems in professional life? How should one make sense of the problem? Are there rules that can be followed? Should one simply obey the law? Are there any 'right' answers at all? Should one follow one's conscience? Or, is it just a matter of opinion what one should do? Study how to approach answering questions like these. How to reason about and how to attempt to resolve moral problems in professional life and personal life, with a special focus on business contexts. Specific attention will be paid to the following: 1)Conceptual tools and theories for identifying, framing and analyzing moral problems. 2)Different ways of thinking about our professional lives, our goals, and ourselves. 3)Methods and principles that will help us address moral problems in business case studies related to whistle-blowing, conflict of interest and finance.

Units: 3 , Offered: Summer 2019 , Spring 2019 , Fall 2018