PHIL301 Ethics for Professionals
How do you behave when no one is looking? What happens when your own code of conduct and values do not match those of your company or your friends? When is it time to stand up for what you believe in and when do you hold your tongue? One definition of leadership states that "leaders make meaning." This course explores these questions of personal and professional integrity, helping students to discover and articulate what provides real purpose and meaning in their lives. Heavy emphasis is placed on concepts that characterize "leaders at all levels": values, character, conduct and integrity. Students evaluate real-world examples and reflect on situations that challenge their own principles. Students reflect on their own values, on what gives meaning to their lives and on the possibility of living a purpose-driven life.