West Valley College
14000 Fruitvale Avenue, Saratoga, CA 95070 • Phone (408) 867-2200

BUS 061 - 3 units
Business and Society - online

 

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Jim Henderson, Instructor

Office: "D" in the Business Division

Phone number: 741-4609

E-mail: jim.henderson@westvalley.edu

Section: 19921

Course: wvmccd.angellearning.com

Office hours: T, Th: 7-8AM, 12:30-1PM

 

Materials Required:

Text: Business, Government and Society, John F. Steiner and George A. Steiner, (McGraw-Hill Irwin, 13th edition)

Course Description:

This course will examine business and its impact on society’s influence on business. There will be a critical and comparative examination of business ethics, the global environments of business, and the societal challenges and benefits of business activity. In these changing times, each citizen needs to be able to critically analyze the significance of business within society and the workplace.

 

Course Outcomes/Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Examine and intelligently discuss the business and society.
  • Analyze and assess ethics and social responsibility in business and society.
  • Discuss and evaluate discrimination in the workplace.
  • Discuss and evaluate the global marketplace and the influence of government in the market environment.
  • Identify societal problems and challenges that emerge as a result of business activity.
  • Evaluate the impact of technology on business and society.

Week:

Chapters:

Topics:

1

1

The Study of Business, Government, and Society

2

2

The Dynamic Environment

3

3

Business Power

4

4

Critics of Business

5

5

Corporate Social Responsibility

6

Implementing Corporate Social Responsibility

7

7

Business Ethics

8

8

Making Ethical Decisions in Business

9

9

Business in Politics

10

10

Regulating Business

11

 11

Multinational Corporations

12

12

Globalization

13

13

Industrial Pollution and Environmental Policy

14

14

Managing Environmental Quality

15

15-16

Consumerism, The Changing Workplace

16

17-18

Civil Rights of the Workplace, Corporate Governance

 

Class Requirements:

  • Students must complete all readings, reports, and assignments.
  • Students will need to keep in touch with the instructor via e-mail and online discussion groups. (There will be ongoing Business and Society discussions throughout the course.)
  • There will be three tests, one research paper, and ongoing discussion forums and homework assignments.
  • Please see the Business and Society Weekly Schedule for specific weekly assignments.

Policy Statements:

  • West Valley College makes reasonable accommodations for persons with documented disabilities. Students should notify the Disability and Educational Support Program (DESP) at 741-2010 regarding special needs.
  • If you have a complaint, or someone has shared information with you as a student that is unlawful discrimination or sexual harassment, contact the Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resources at the West Valley College District Office at 741-2060.
  • The College’s policy on academic dishonesty covers in-class cheating, out-of-class cheating, plagiarism, and furnishing false information. Plagiarism is the unauthorized use of ideas from published or unpublished works as a student’s own work for a grade in a class. (WVC catalog)

Grading

Letter Grade or

Pass/No Pass Option

Homework, Discussion forums (4 pts each)

100 points

Research paper

100 points

Test 1

100 points

Test 2

100 points

Test 3

100 points

 Total

500 points

 

Grades will be tabulated on a % basis wiht 90% required for an A, 80% for a B, 70% for a C, and 60% for a D.

 

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