SRJC Course Outlines

12/2/2022 11:45:46 AMBOT 154.5 Course Outline as of Fall 2014

Inactive Course

Discipline and Nbr:  BOT 154.5Title:  OFFICE ETHICS  
Full Title:  Ethical Issues in the Business Office
Last Reviewed:3/3/2008

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum.50Lecture Scheduled.5017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled8.75
Minimum.50Lab Scheduled02 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total.50 Contact Total8.75
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  17.50Total Student Learning Hours: 26.25 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  BOT 87.29

Catalog Description:
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This course will help students recognize and think through ethical issues as they occur in the office environment.  The honesty, integrity and good will of those who work in an organization set the stage for effective and profitable results.  


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course will help students recognize and think through ethical issues as they occur in the office environment.  
(Grade or P/NP)

Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
1.  Discuss the ethical implications of issues as they arise.
2.  Examine case studies; apply reasoned judgment and discuss resolution.
3.  Correct unethical practices that may have previously been
   unrecognized or ignored.
4.  Handle ethical dilemmas that could affect personal relationships
5.  Communicate the need for applying ethical principles at all
   organizational levels.  

Topics and Scope
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1.  The Problem and the Need
   a.  Definitions of ethics
   b.  Identifying your ethical concerns
2.  The Forces that Shape Ethical Behavior
   a.  When and where do we develop ethical values?
   b.  Ethics and your job
   c.  Factors that modify ethical values
3.  Ethical Consideration in Transactions with Your Boss
   a.  Following orders and directives from above
   b.  Supporting and communicating with the boss
   c.  Ethical mistakes to avoid
4.  Ethical Considerations in Transactions with Your Peers
   a.  Supporting and communicating with peers
   b.  Collaboration--a beneficial and ethical tool
   c.  Constructive problem solving
5.  Solving Ethical Problems
   a.  An organized approach
   b.  Solving ethical problems:  the ten step method  

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Written reports based on reactions to case studies.
Reading text and additional case studies.
Discussion of case studies following a suggested pattern for resolution.  

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
20 - 30%
Written homework
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 40%
Homework problems, Quizzes
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
10 - 30%
Class performances
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
15 - 30%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 20%
Class participation

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Ethics in Business, by Carole Bennett, Ed.D. South-Western Publishing
Company, 2002. (classic)  

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