國立中山大學 110學年度第2學期 課程教學大綱

National Sun Yat-sen University 110Academic year Course syllabus

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因應嚴重特殊傳染性肺炎(武漢肺炎),倘若後續需實施遠距授課,授課方式調整如下:Since COVID-19, if distance learning is necessary, the teaching methods would adjust as follows:

         同步遠距【透過網路直播技術,同時進行線上教學,得採Microsoft Teams、Adobe connect等軟體進行】
同步遠距含錄影【透過網路直播技術,同時進行線上教學並同時錄影,課程內容可擇日再重播,得採Microsoft Teams、Adobe connect等軟體進行】


因應嚴重特殊傳染性肺炎(武漢肺炎),倘若後續需實施遠距授課,評分方式調整如下:Since COVID-19, if distance learning is necessary, the evaluation would adjust as follows:


課程大綱 Course syllabus

         本課程教學大綱已提供完整英文資訊(本選項僅供統計使用,未提供完整英文資訊者,得免勾記)【Provide information of course syllabus in English.(This is for statistical use only. For those who do not provide information of course syllabus in English, do not check this field.)】

***All students are welcome from any department and any program***
***NSYSU and exchange students welcome***
The course:
People don't always agree on what is right or wrong! Can we always 'know' what is right or wrong?
Pollution, the fast-food industry, prison labor, animal rights, fair trade, the universal declaration of human rights, marketing in the fashion industry, exploitation of workers in developing countries, the interests of affected vs influential stakeholders, long term vs short term business strategies, gender pay gaps, the purpose and value of nature and our relationship with the world around us, vegetarianism....the list goes on. We will discuss and debate many ethical questions and issues in relation to the business world!
Ethical theories (a common one you might have heard of is utilitarianism, another is ethical relativism) can help develop understanding of how people come to conclusions and use information.
We will look at topical business issues (including at least 1 mini in-class debates each week) - and the philosophy influencing different conclusions about what is right or wrong. Many things, including culture, ethics, morals, and a person's own personal values, can shape how we see the world and what we value.
Assessment: The emphasis of the assessment in this course will be to set tasks that allow you to develop your critical faculties through discussion, listening to others, debating, and questioning. You will be given opportunities to improve how you construct arguments, and how you apply logic, reasoning and evidence.
Course Instructor: Dr. David C McConville.
David has a Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology, from the UK. He is currently a tenure track Assistant Professor in the Institute of Human Resource Management at NSYSU.
David's work has been published in applied psychology, HRM and management SSCI journals, including the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology and the International Journal of Human Resource Management.
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If you have any questions about the course, feel free to e-mail me!

課程目標 Objectives

         Students will be encouraged to think independently, challenge established theory, reflect on the subjects discussed, and develop views and perspectives on ethics (in the context of business and management issues). The objective is for students to become more aware of business ethics and the implications for managers, while developing critical thinking and ethical decision making skills.
This course will help students develop an understanding of business ethics and current debates in this field. The course will explore what ethical and unethical business practice consists of by providing clear explanations of a number of ethics theories, demonstrating how they can be used to analyze the ethicality of business activity.

授課方式 Teaching methods

         The course will mix some theory with a large amount of discussion and debate. Documentaries, films, case studies and news items will be integrated into the classes to help students think about real-life ethical dilemmas. During the course students will discuss and debate philosophical, ethical and moral questions and explore topical issues affecting businesses and managers.

評分方式﹝評分標準及比例﹞Evaluation (Criteria and ratio)等第制單科成績對照表 letter grading reference

1.Mid Term20%
2.Final Assessment60%
3.In Class-Activity20%

參考書/教科書/閱讀文獻 Reference book/ textbook/ documents
No copies for intellectual property rights. Textbooks provided by the instructor used only for self-study, can not broadcast or commercial use

         Useful Texts:
1. Recommended) Fryer, M. (2014). Ethics theory and business practice. Sage.
2. Arnold, D. G., Beauchamp, T. L., & Bowie, N. (2012). Ethical Theory and Business. Pearson Higher Ed. 9th Edition.
Crane, A., & Matten, D. (2015). Business ethics: A European perspective: managing corporate citizenship and sustainability in the age of globalization. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 4th Edition.
3. Dennis, C. (2012). Business Ethics: How to Design and Manage Ethical Organizations. 1st Edition.
4. Ferrell, O. C., & Fraedrich, J. (2014). Business ethics: Ethical decision making & cases. Cengage learning. 10th Edition.
5. Tichy, N. M., & McGill, A. (2003). The ethical challenge: How to lead with unyielding integrity (Vol. 31). John Wiley & Sons.
6. Trevino, L. K., & Nelson, K. A. (2013). Managing business ethics. Wiley. 6th Edition.

每週課程內容及預計進度 Weekly scheduled progress

WeekDateContent and topic
12022/02/13~2022/02/19Introduction and Discussion (course structure, objectives, assessment)
22022/02/20~2022/02/26A general introduction: Reflecting on values, duties, rights, virtues, motives and consequences.
32022/02/27~2022/03/05Character: Virtue Ethics 2 + Class Debate(s)
42022/03/06~2022/03/12Deontological Ethics 1 + Class Debate(s)
52022/03/13~2022/03/19Deontological Ethics 2 + Class Debate(s)
62022/03/20~2022/03/26Deontological Ethics 3 + Class Debate(s)
72022/03/27~2022/04/02Teleological Ethics 1 + Class Debate(s)
82022/04/03~2022/04/09Teleological Ethics 2 + Class Debate(s)
92022/04/10~2022/04/16Teleological Ethics 3 + Class Debate(s)
102022/04/17~2022/04/23Mid-Term Assessment
112022/04/24~2022/04/30Ethical Relativism + Class Debate(s)
122022/05/01~2022/05/07Environmental Ethics 1 + Class Debate(s)
132022/05/08~2022/05/14Environmental Ethics 2 + Class Debate(s)
142022/05/15~2022/05/21Whistle Blowing + Class Debate(s)
152022/05/22~2022/05/28Technology and Ethics + Class Debate(s)
162022/05/29~2022/06/04Review and Reminder of key Theories
172022/06/05~2022/06/11Final Assessment
182022/06/12~2022/06/18Flexible learning week

課業討論時間 Office hours

         時段1 Time period 1:
時間 Time:星期三09:00-11:00
地點 Office/Laboratory:3032 – 3
時段2 Time period 2:
時間 Time:星期五09:00-11:00
地點 Office/Laboratory:3032 – 3

系所學生專業能力/全校學生基本素養與核心能力 basic disciplines and core capabilitics of the dcpartment and the university

basic disciplines and core capabilities of the department and the university
Class activities and evaluation
本課程欲培養之能力與素養 This course enables students to achieve.紙筆考試或測驗 Test.課堂討論︵含個案討論︶ Group discussion (case analysis).個人書面報告、作業、作品、實驗 Indivisual paper report/ assignment/ work or experiment.群組書面報告、作業、作品、實驗 Group paper report/ assignment/ work or experiment.個人口頭報告 Indivisual oral presentation.群組口頭報告 Group oral presentation.課程規劃之校外參訪及實習 Off-campus visit and intership.證照/檢定 License.參與課程規劃之校內外活動及競賽 Participate in off-campus/ on-campus activities and competitions.課外閱讀 Outside reading.
※系所學生專業能力 Basic disciplines and core capabilities of the department
1.學生能注意倫理的議題及專業倫理。 1. Students are able to pay attention to ethical subjects and professional ethics. V V V V    
2.學生能有效溝通並有良好的團隊合作。 2. Students are able to communicate effectively and have good teamwork.           
3.學生能具備國際觀。 3. Students are able to possess a global perspective. V V V V    
4.學生能具備充分的專業知能。 4. Students are able to develop logical thinking and problem solving abilities.V V V V    
5.學生能發展邏輯思考及資訊科技能力以解決問題。 5. Students are able to possess appropriate abilities in information technology.            
6.學生能注意並參與社會責任的議題。 6. Students are able to possess sufficient professional competency.            
※全校學生基本素養與核心能力 Basic disciplines and core capabilities of the university
1.表達與溝通能力。 1. Articulation and communication skills           
2.探究與批判思考能力。 2. Inquisitive and critical thinking abilitiesV V V V    
3.終身學習能力。 3. Lifelong learningV V V V    
4.倫理與社會責任。 4. Ethnics and social responsibilityV V V V    
5.美感品味。 5. Aesthetic appreciation           
6.創造力。 6. Creativity           
7.全球視野。 7. Global perspectiveV V V V    
8.合作與領導能力。 8. Team work and leadership           
9.山海胸襟與自然情懷。 9. Broad-mindedness and the embrace of nature            

本課程與SDGs相關項目:The course relates to SDGs items:

SDG1-消除貧窮(No Poverty)
SDG2-消除飢餓 (Zero Hunger)
SDG3-良好健康與福祉(Good Health and Well-being)
SDG4-教育品質(Quality Education)
SDG5-性別平等(Gender Equality)
SDG6-乾淨水源與公共衛生(Clean Water and Sanitation)
SDG7-可負擔乾淨能源(Affordable and Clean Energy)
SDG8-優質工作與經濟成長(Decent Work and Economic Growth)
SDG9-工業、創新和基礎建設(Industry,Innovation and Infrastructure)
SDG10-減少不平等(Reduced Inequalities)
SDG11-永續城市(Sustainable Cities and Communities)
SDG12-責任消費與生產(Responsible Consumption and Production)
SDG13-氣候行動(Climate Action)
SDG14-海洋生態(Life Below Water)
SDG15-陸域生態(Life on Land)
SDG16-和平、正義和穩健的制度(Peace,Justice And Strong Institutions)
SDG17-促進目標實現的全球夥伴關係(Partnership for the Goals)

本課程校外實習資訊: This course is relevant to internship:

The course includes internship.(For statistical use only. If the course without internship, please ignore this item.)


Internship: The required or elective courses should include credits and learning hours. Students should participate in the corporative company or institution to practice and learn the real skills. An internship certification must be handed in at the end of internship to get the credits or to fulfil the graduation requirements.