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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

$662.17 - $675.48 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Fall 2019

Below are seven offerings of this course for the Fall 2019 term.

CRN 32072

Tue Sep 03 - Tue Dec 10 15 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 03 - Dec 10 Tue 18:30 - 21:30 BBY NE01 Rm. 284

Instructor

Pierre Cassidy

Course Outline

Cost

$662.17

Notes

  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.

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

In Progress

CRN 32304

Tue Sep 03 - Fri Dec 13 15 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 03 - Dec 13 Online

Instructor

Shulamit Gribov

Course Outline

Cost

$662.17

Notes

  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: 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. If you live outside the Lower Mainland area you will be required to have an approved proctor administer the exam. You are directly responsible for any invigilation fees and related costs.
  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 32762

Tue Sep 03 - Fri Dec 13 15 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 03 - Dec 13 Online

Instructor

Shulamit Gribov

Course Outline

Cost

$662.17

Notes

  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: 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. If you live outside the Lower Mainland area you will be required to have an approved proctor administer the exam. You are directly responsible for any invigilation fees and related costs.
  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 33605

Tue Sep 03 - Fri Dec 13 15 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 03 - Dec 13 Online

Instructor

Brian Thomas

Course Outline

Cost

$662.17

Notes

  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: 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. If you live outside the Lower Mainland area you will be required to have an approved proctor administer the exam. You are directly responsible for any invigilation fees and related costs.
  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 45968

Tue Sep 03 - Fri Dec 13 15 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 03 - Dec 13 Online

Instructor

Vasco Seixas Castela Viegas

Course Outline

Cost

$662.17

Notes

  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: 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. If you live outside the Lower Mainland area you will be required to have an approved proctor administer the exam. You are directly responsible for any invigilation fees and related costs.
  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 32299

Thu Sep 05 - Thu Dec 12 15 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 05 - Dec 12 Thu 18:30 - 21:30 BBY

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$662.17

Notes

  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.

This course offering has been cancelled. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

Cancelled

CRN 37638

Mon Sep 09 - Mon Dec 09 15 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 09 - Dec 09 Mon 18:30 - 21:30 BBY SW05 Rm. 2825

Instructor

Brian Thomas

Course Outline

Cost

$662.17

Notes

  1. No class on Monday, October 14 (Thanksgiving) and Monday, November 11 (Remembrance Day). 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.

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

In Progress

Winter 2020

Below are five offerings of this course for the Winter 2020 term.

CRN 44989

Mon Jan 06 - Fri Apr 17 15 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 06 - Apr 17 Online

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$675.48

Notes

  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: 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. If you live outside the Lower Mainland area you will be required to have an approved proctor administer the exam. You are directly responsible for any invigilation fees and related costs.
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

3 seats remaining as of Nov 21, 2019 5:41 am (PST). Availability may change at any time.

CRN 49703

Mon Jan 06 - Mon Apr 20 15 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 06 - Apr 20 Mon 18:30 - 21:30 BBY SW01 Rm. 3170

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$675.48

Notes

  1. No Class Monday, February 17 (Family Day) and Monday, April 13 (Easter). 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.

CRN 43231

Wed Jan 08 - Wed Apr 15 15 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 08 - Apr 15 Wed 18:30 - 21:30 BBY SW05 Rm. 2825

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$675.48

Notes

  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.

CRN 44506

Mon Jan 06 - Fri Apr 17 15 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 06 - Apr 17 Online

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$675.48

Notes

  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: 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. If you live outside the Lower Mainland area you will be required to have an approved proctor administer the exam. You are directly responsible for any invigilation fees and related costs.
  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 full. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

Full

CRN 49629

Mon Jan 06 - Fri Apr 17 15 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 06 - Apr 17 Online

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$675.48

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. THIS SECTION IS RESERVED FOR BCIT-UBC BSC STUDENTS. *(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: 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. If you live outside the Lower Mainland area you will be required to have an approved proctor administer the exam. You are directly responsible for any invigilation fees and related costs.
  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 full. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

Full

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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