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Applied Ethics LIBS 7002

Liberal Studies Part-time Studies Course

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

$654.19 - $706.09 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Course offerings

Spring/Summer 2022

Below are six offerings of LIBS 7002 for the Spring/Summer 2022 term.

CRN 29696

Duration

Mon May 02 - Fri Aug 12 (15 weeks)

  • 15 weeks
  • CRN 29696
  • $654.19
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
May 02 - Aug 12 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

Shulamit Gribov

Course outline

View

Cost

$654.19

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. *(A)* 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 will have discussions and assignments to complete each week (although you do NOT have to be online at a particular time or day). *(B)* FINAL EXAMS: Your instructor will provide further information regarding format and date of all exams.
Status

In Progress and Full

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

CRN 50867

Duration

Mon May 02 - Fri Aug 12 (15 weeks)

  • 15 weeks
  • CRN 50867
  • $654.19
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
May 02 - Aug 12 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

Shulamit Gribov

Course outline

View

Cost

$654.19

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. *(A)* 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 will have discussions and assignments to complete each week (although you do NOT have to be online at a particular time or day). *(B)* FINAL EXAMS: Your instructor will provide further information regarding format and date of all exams.
Status

In Progress

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

CRN 56359

Duration

Mon May 02 - Fri Aug 12 (15 weeks)

  • 15 weeks
  • CRN 56359
  • $654.19
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
May 02 - Aug 12 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

Brian Thomas

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$654.19

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. *(A)* 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 will have discussions and assignments to complete each week (although you do NOT have to be online at a particular time or day). *(B)* FINAL EXAMS: Your instructor will provide further information regarding format and date of all exams.
Status

In Progress

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

CRN 60685

Duration

Mon May 23 - Fri Aug 12 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 60685
  • $654.19
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
May 23 - Aug 12 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

Simon Pollon

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$654.19

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. *(A)* 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 will have discussions and assignments to complete each week (although you do NOT have to be online at a particular time or day). *(B)* FINAL EXAMS: Your instructor will provide further information regarding format and date of all exams.
Status

In Progress

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

CRN 61304

Duration

Mon May 23 - Fri Aug 12 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 61304
  • $654.19
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
May 23 - Aug 12 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

Simon Pollon

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$654.19

Important information
  1. *(A)* 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 will have discussions and assignments to complete each week (although you do NOT have to be online at a particular time or day). *(B)* FINAL EXAMS: Your instructor will provide further information regarding format and date of all exams.
Status

In Progress

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

CRN 61419

Duration

Mon May 23 - Fri Aug 12 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 61419
  • $654.19
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
May 23 - Aug 12 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

Brian Garrett

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$654.19

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. *(A)* 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 will have discussions and assignments to complete each week (although you do NOT have to be online at a particular time or day). *(B)* FINAL EXAMS: Your instructor will provide further information regarding format and date of all exams.
Status

In Progress

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

Fall 2022

Below are six offerings of LIBS 7002 for the Fall 2022 term.

CRN 32762

Duration

Tue Sep 06 - Fri Dec 16 (15 weeks)

  • 15 weeks
  • CRN 32762
  • $667.34
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 06 - Dec 16 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

Brian Garrett

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$667.34

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. *(A)* 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 will have discussions and assignments to complete each week (although you do NOT have to be online at a particular time or day). *(B)* FINAL EXAMS: Final exams will be held online. Your instructor will provide further information.
Status

Seats Available

1 seat remaining as of Wed August 10, 2022 at 7:15 am (PDT). Availability may change at any time.

CRN 33605

Duration

Tue Sep 06 - Fri Dec 16 (15 weeks)

  • 15 weeks
  • CRN 33605
  • $667.34
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 06 - Dec 16 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$667.34

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. *(A)* 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 will have discussions and assignments to complete each week (although you do NOT have to be online at a particular time or day). *(B)* FINAL EXAMS: Final exams will be held online. Your instructor will provide further information.
Status

CRN 34200

Duration

Tue Sep 06 - Fri Dec 16 (15 weeks)

  • 15 weeks
  • CRN 34200
  • $667.34
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 06 - Dec 16 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$667.34

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. *(A)* 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 will have discussions and assignments to complete each week (although you do NOT have to be online at a particular time or day). *(B)* FINAL EXAMS: Final exams will be held online. Your instructor will provide further information.
Status

CRN 45968

Duration

Tue Sep 06 - Fri Dec 16 (15 weeks)

  • 15 weeks
  • CRN 45968
  • $667.34
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 06 - Dec 16 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$667.34

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. THIS SECTION IS FOR CURRENT ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING STUDENTS ONLY. Students who register for this section and are not enrolled in the BCIT Environmental Engineering Program will be withdrawn. *(A)* 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 will have discussions and assignments to complete each week (although you do NOT have to be online at a particular time or day). *(B)* FINAL EXAMS: Final exams will be held online. Your instructor will provide further information.
Status

CRN 32297

Duration

Wed Sep 07 - Wed Dec 14 (15 weeks)

  • 15 weeks
  • CRN 32297
  • $706.09
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 07 - Dec 14 Wed 18:30 - 21:30 Burnaby NE01 Rm. 404
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$706.09

Important information
  1. FINAL EXAMS: All final exams MUST be written at BCIT during the last week of the course on the designated dates and times given at course start.
Status

CRN 32304

Duration

Tue Sep 06 - Fri Dec 16 (15 weeks)

  • 15 weeks
  • CRN 32304
  • $667.34
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 06 - Dec 16 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

Michaela Lucas

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$667.34

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. *(A)* 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 will have discussions and assignments to complete each week (although you do NOT have to be online at a particular time or day). *(B)* FINAL EXAMS: Final exams will be held online. Your instructor will provide further information.
Status

Full

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

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.

Effective as of Fall 2003

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