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Fall 2015-2016
REL 219 (EM)   No Audit

Business Ethics and Modern Religious Thought

David C. Chao
David W. Miller

The course objective is to learn basic ethics theory and develop practical tools for business ethics, with particular attention throughout the course to the role of religion and spirituality in ethical formation, frameworks, and decision making. This will be applied to contemporary business ethics case studies, and will include guest CEO visitors.

Sample reading list:
Oliver F. Williams, Business, Religion, and Spirituality: A New Synthesis
Stewart W. Herman and Arthur Gross Schaefer, Spiritual Goods
Wall Street Journal
David W. Miller, God at Work
Max L. Stackhouse, Dennis P. McCann, and Shirley Roels, On Moral Business

Reading/Writing assignments:
Weekly reading of 125-150 pages; regular participation; one mid-term exam; five key questions about ethics that students have to master in the course and a final paper due on Dean's Date.

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 30%
Paper in lieu of Final - 30%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%
Other (See Instructor) - 20%

Other Requirements:
Open to Juniors and Seniors Only.

Other information:
Open to sophomores who registered last spring, and Juniors and Seniors Only.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
23221 L01 10:00 am - 10:50 am M W   Robertson Hall   100   Enrolled:135 Limit:155
24383 P01 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm W   Frist Campus Center   205   Enrolled:11 Limit:12
24384 P02 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm W   Frist Campus Center   205   Enrolled:14 Limit:12 Closed
24385 P03 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm W   Frist Campus Center   205   Enrolled:11 Limit:12
24386 P04 7:30 pm - 8:20 pm W   Jones Hall   113   Enrolled:9 Limit:12
24394 P05 8:30 pm - 9:20 pm W   Jones Hall   113   Enrolled:8 Limit:12
24388 P06 11:00 am - 11:50 am W   Chancellor Green   103   Enrolled:13 Limit:12 Closed
24389 P07 7:30 pm - 8:20 pm W        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled
24390 P08 10:00 am - 10:50 am Th   Jones Hall   113   Enrolled:13 Limit:12 Closed
24391 P09 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm Th   Frist Campus Center   207   Enrolled:12 Limit:12 Closed
24392 P10 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm Th   Frist Campus Center   207   Enrolled:11 Limit:12
24393 P11 7:30 pm - 8:20 pm Th   Frist Campus Center   209   Enrolled:11 Limit:12
24395 P12 8:30 pm - 9:20 pm Th   Frist Campus Center   209   Enrolled:8 Limit:12
24453 P13 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm W   Chancellor Green   103   Enrolled:14 Limit:12 Closed
23222 P99 TBA        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled