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LIBS 7002 - Applied Ethics

Liberal Studies Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

Course Details

Fosters abilities and values required for ethical decision making at work. Develops skills in logical analysis, a working knowledge of moral principles and theories, and the ability to diagnose and resolve moral disagreements commonly found at work. Examines and applies moral principles to historically famous cases in manufacturing, human resources, management, engineering, health care, and computing.

Prerequisite(s)

BCIT ENGL 1177, or 6 credits BCIT Communication at 1100-level or above, or 3 credits of a university/college first-year social science or humanities course.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$638.38

Spring/Summer 2015

Below are nine offerings of this course for the Spring/Summer 2015 term.

CRN 29696

Mon May 04 - Fri Aug 14 15 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
May 04 - Aug 14 Online

Instructor

Mazen Guirguis

Course Outline

Cost

$638.38

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. ***This is not a self-paced course. There will be specific timelines for assignments and exams.*** Course content, kind and quality of assignments and general standards for this online course are the same as classroom courses. You must have an email address and access to a computer capable of downloading basic documents. ALL FINAL EXAMS MUST BE WRITTEN DURING THE LAST WEEK OF THE COURSE ON DESIGNATED DATES AND TIMES. If you live outside the Lower Mainland area you will be required to have an approved proctor administer the exam. ***** NOT ALL INSTRUCTORS WILL BE USING THE COURSE TEXT. PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR LIBS 7002 INSTRUCTOR PRIOR TO PURCHASING ANY COURSE MATERIALS FROM THE BCIT BOOKSTORE.*****
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

This course offering is in progress and full. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

In Progress and Full

CRN 50867

Mon May 04 - Fri Aug 14 15 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
May 04 - Aug 14 Online

Instructor

Shulamit Gribov

Course Outline

Cost

$638.38

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. ***This is not a self-paced course. There will be specific timelines for assignments and exams.*** Course content, kind and quality of assignments and general standards for this online course are the same as classroom courses. You must have an email address and access to a computer capable of downloading basic documents. ALL FINAL EXAMS MUST BE WRITTEN DURING THE LAST WEEK OF THE COURSE ON DESIGNATED DATES AND TIMES. If you live outside the Lower Mainland area you will be required to have an approved proctor administer the exam. ***** NOT ALL INSTRUCTORS WILL BE USING THE COURSE TEXT. PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR LIBS 7002 INSTRUCTOR PRIOR TO PURCHASING ANY COURSE MATERIALS FROM THE BCIT BOOKSTORE.*****
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

This course offering is in progress. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

In Progress

CRN 59887

Mon May 04 - Fri Aug 14 15 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
May 04 - Aug 14 Online

Instructor

Shulamit Gribov

Course Outline

Cost

$638.38

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. ***This is not a self-paced course. There will be specific timelines for assignments and exams.*** Course content, kind and quality of assignments and general standards for this online course are the same as classroom courses. You must have an email address and access to a computer capable of downloading basic documents. ALL FINAL EXAMS MUST BE WRITTEN DURING THE LAST WEEK OF THE COURSE ON DESIGNATED DATES AND TIMES. If you live outside the Lower Mainland area you will be required to have an approved proctor administer the exam. ***** NOT ALL INSTRUCTORS WILL BE USING THE COURSE TEXT. PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR LIBS 7002 INSTRUCTOR PRIOR TO PURCHASING ANY COURSE MATERIALS FROM THE BCIT BOOKSTORE.*****
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

This course offering is in progress. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

In Progress

CRN 28680

Tue May 05 - Tue Aug 11 15 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
May 05 - Aug 11 Tue 18:30 - 21:30 BBY SE6 Rm. 114

Instructor

Shulamit Gribov

Course Outline

Cost

$638.38

Notes

  1. ALL FINAL EXAMS MUST BE WRITTEN DURING THE LAST WEEK OF THE COURSE ON THE DESIGNATED DATE AND TIME. ***** NOT ALL INSTRUCTORS WILL BE USING THE COURSE TEXT. PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR LIBS 7002 INSTRUCTOR PRIOR TO PURCHASING ANY COURSE MATERIALS FROM THE BCIT BOOKSTORE.*****

This course offering is in progress. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

In Progress

CRN 60685

Mon May 25 - Fri Aug 14 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
May 25 - Aug 14 Online

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD

Cost

$638.38

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. ***This is not a self-paced course. There will be specific timelines for assignments and exams.*** Course content, kind and quality of assignments and general standards for this online course are the same as classroom courses. You must have an email address and access to a computer capable of downloading basic documents. ALL FINAL EXAMS MUST BE WRITTEN DURING THE LAST WEEK OF THE COURSE ON DESIGNATED DATES AND TIMES. If you live outside the Lower Mainland area you will be required to have an approved proctor administer the exam. ***** NOT ALL INSTRUCTORS WILL BE USING THE COURSE TEXT. PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR LIBS 7002 INSTRUCTOR PRIOR TO PURCHASING ANY COURSE MATERIALS FROM THE BCIT BOOKSTORE.*****
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

This course offering is in progress and full. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

In Progress and Full

CRN 61419

Mon May 25 - Fri Aug 14 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
May 25 - Aug 14 Online

Instructor

Shulamit Gribov

Course Outline

Cost

$638.38

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. ***This is not a self-paced course. There will be specific timelines for assignments and exams.***Course content, kind and quality of assignments and general standards for this online course are the same as classroom courses. You must have an email address and access to a computer capable of downloading basic documents. ALL FINAL EXAMS MUST BE WRITTEN DURING THE LAST WEEK OF THE COURSE ON DESIGNATED DATES AND TIMES. If you live outside the Lower Mainland area you will be required to have an approved proctor administer the exam. ***** NOT ALL INSTRUCTORS WILL BE USING THE COURSE TEXT. PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR LIBS 7002 INSTRUCTOR PRIOR TO PURCHASING ANY COURSE MATERIALS FROM THE BCIT BOOKSTORE.*****
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

This course offering is in progress and full. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

In Progress and Full

CRN 62462

Tue May 26 - Tue Aug 11 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
May 26 - Aug 11 Tue 18:30 - 21:30 BBY SW1 Rm. 2590

Instructor

Brian Thomas

Course Outline

TBD

Cost

$638.38

Notes

  1. ALL FINAL EXAMS MUST BE WRITTEN DURING THE LAST WEEK OF THE COURSE ON THE DESIGNATED DATE AND TIME. ***** NOT ALL INSTRUCTORS WILL BE USING THE COURSE TEXT. PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR LIBS 7002 INSTRUCTOR PRIOR TO PURCHASING ANY COURSE MATERIALS FROM THE BCIT BOOKSTORE.*****

This course offering is in progress. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

In Progress

CRN 28681

Wed May 27 - Wed Aug 12 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
May 27 - Aug 12 Wed 18:30 - 21:30 BBY NE1 Rm. 406

Instructor

Brian Thomas

Course Outline

TBD

Cost

$638.38

Notes

  1. No class on Wednesday, July 1 (Canada Day). This is a 45-hour course. If there are fewer than 15 sessions, additional course work will be assigned by the instructor. ALL FINAL EXAMS MUST BE WRITTEN DURING THE LAST WEEK OF THE COURSE ON THE DESIGNATED DATE AND TIME. ***** NOT ALL INSTRUCTORS WILL BE USING THE COURSE TEXT. PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR LIBS 7002 INSTRUCTOR PRIOR TO PURCHASING ANY COURSE MATERIALS FROM THE BCIT BOOKSTORE.*****

This course offering is in progress and full. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

In Progress and Full

CRN 29292

Thu May 28 - Thu Aug 13 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
May 28 - Aug 13 Thu 18:30 - 21:30 BBY SE12 Rm. 302

Instructor

Brian Thomas

Course Outline

TBD

Cost

$638.38

Notes

  1. ALL FINAL EXAMS MUST BE WRITTEN DURING THE LAST WEEK OF THE COURSE ON THE DESIGNATED DATE AND TIME. ***** NOT ALL INSTRUCTORS WILL BE USING THE COURSE TEXT. PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR LIBS 7002 INSTRUCTOR PRIOR TO PURCHASING ANY COURSE MATERIALS FROM THE BCIT BOOKSTORE.*****

Fall 2015

Below are eight offerings of this course for the Fall 2015 term.

CRN 32072

Tue Sep 08 - Tue Dec 08 15 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 08 - Dec 08 Tue 18:30 - 21:30 BBY SW3 Rm. 2765

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD

Cost

$638.38

Notes

  1. ALL FINAL EXAMS MUST BE WRITTEN DURING THE LAST WEEK OF THE COURSE ON THE DESIGNATED DATE AND TIME.

CRN 32304

Tue Sep 08 - Fri Dec 11 15 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 08 - Dec 11 Online

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD

Cost

$638.38

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. ***This is not a self-paced course. There will be specific timelines for assignments and exams.*** Course content, kind and quality of assignments and general standards for this online course are the same as classroom courses. You must have an email address and access to a computer capable of downloading basic documents. ALL FINAL EXAMS MUST BE WRITTEN DURING THE LAST WEEK OF THE COURSE ON DESIGNATED DATES AND TIMES. If you live outside of the Lower Mainland area you will be required to have an approved proctor administer the exam.
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

CRN 32762

Tue Sep 08 - Fri Dec 11 15 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 08 - Dec 11 Online

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD

Cost

$638.38

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. ***This is not a self-paced course. There will be specific timelines for assignments and exams.*** Course content, kind and quality of assignments and general standards for this online course are the same as classroom courses. You must have an email address and access to a computer capable of downloading basic documents. ALL FINAL EXAMS MUST BE WRITTEN DURING THE LAST WEEK OF THE COURSE ON DESIGNATED DATES AND TIMES. If you live outside of the Lower Mainland area you will be required to have an approved proctor administer the exam.
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

CRN 33605

Tue Sep 08 - Fri Dec 11 15 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 08 - Dec 11 Online

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD

Cost

$638.38

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. ***This is not a self-paced course. There will be specific timelines for assignments and exams.*** Course content, kind and quality of assignments and general standards for this online course are the same as classroom courses. You must have an email address and access to a computer capable of downloading basic documents. ALL FINAL EXAMS MUST BE WRITTEN DURING THE LAST WEEK OF THE COURSE ON DESIGNATED DATES AND TIMES. If you live outside of the Lower Mainland area you will be required to have an approved proctor administer the exam.
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

CRN 34200

Tue Sep 08 - Fri Dec 11 15 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 08 - Dec 11 Online

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD

Cost

$638.38

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. ***This is not a self-paced course. There will be specific timelines for assignments and exams.*** Course content, kind and quality of assignments and general standards for this online course are the same as classroom courses. You must have an email address and access to a computer capable of downloading basic documents. ALL FINAL EXAMS MUST BE WRITTEN DURING THE LAST WEEK OF THE COURSE ON DESIGNATED DATES AND TIMES. If you live outside the Lower Mainland area you will be required to have an approved proctor administer the exam.
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

CRN 32297

Wed Sep 09 - Wed Dec 09 15 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 09 - Dec 09 Wed 18:30 - 21:30 BBY SE12 Rm. 307

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD

Cost

$638.38

Notes

  1. No class Wednesday, November 11 (Remembrance Day). This is a 45 hour course. If there are fewer than 15 sessions, additional coursework will be assigned by instructor. ALL FINAL EXAMS MUST BE WRITTEN DURING THE LAST WEEK OF THE COURSE ON THE DESIGNATED DATE AND TIME.

CRN 32299

Thu Sep 10 - Thu Dec 10 15 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 10 - Dec 10 Thu 18:30 - 21:30 BBY SW9 Rm. 206

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD

Cost

$638.38

Notes

  1. ALL FINAL EXAMS MUST BE WRITTEN DURING THE LAST WEEK OF THE COURSE ON THE DESIGNATED DATE AND TIME.

CRN 37638

Mon Sep 14 - Mon Dec 07 15 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 14 - Dec 07 Mon 18:30 - 21:30 BBY SE12 Rm. 302

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD

Cost

$638.38

Notes

  1. No class on Monday, October 12 (Thanksgiving). This is a 45 hour course. If there are fewer than 15 sessions, additional course work will be assigned by the instructor. ALL FINAL EXAMS MUST BE WRITTEN DURING THE LAST WEEK OF THE COURSE ON THE DESIGNATED DATE AND TIME.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Outline the main tenets of normative ethical theory.
  • Describe the main features of utilitarian ethical theory.
  • Recognize cases where the principle of utility has guided action.
  • Describe the main features of Kantian ethical theory.
  • Recognize cases where the principle of respect for persons has guided action.
  • Recognize cases where the principle of universalizability has been violated.
  • Describe the main features of virtue ethics. Recognize cases where wrongdoing was due to weakness of character.
  • Critically analyze common workplace situations calling for principled ethical judgment.
  • Conduct a case study analysis that makes intelligent use of the moral principles and methods explored in the course.
  • Recognize the violation of a moral principle in an action or proposed course of action.
  • Exercise sound judgment in the application of moral concepts to a given case.
  • Identify premises and conclusions in a sequence of moral reasoning.
  • Evaluate the soundness of sequences of moral reasoning.
  • Describe the obstacles that stand in the way of individuals acting ethically in the business world.
  • Outline a variety of the ways in which these obstacles can be overcome.
  • Articulate to their colleagues a clear sense of where plans, policies or actions fail to live up to acceptable ethical standards.
  • Describe the nature of four procedures for testing ethical principles (e.g., universal consequences, role reversal, new cases and subsumption).
  • Devise questions that can be used to test the suitability of ethical principles in a given case.
  • Explain how these four principle tests actually do test the suitability of ethical principles in a given case.
  • Articulate to their colleagues alternative plans, policies or actions that are consistent with acceptable ethical standards.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the place of professional codes of ethics, especially those codes governing their own chosen profession.
  • Evaluate the acceptability of actions or policies (as described in a case study) in terms of the relevant professional code of ethics.
  • Describe the potential strengths and weaknesses of codes of ethics as guides to ethical conduct.
  • Evaluate the suitability of an existing code of ethics.
  • Understand the nature of principled moral disagreement and how to resolve such disagreement.
  • Identify disagreements over conflicting moral principles.
  • Identify disagreements over the relevance of a moral term in a given case.
  • Construct an argument that clarifies which principle, among conflicting principles, ought to take priority in a given case.
  • Construct an argument that clarifies the relevant application of a moral term in a given case.

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Applied Ethics Custom Edition For Bcit
Author Pearson Custom
Copyright 2012
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-1-25675-923-2
Price $122.95
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Copyright 2012
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