Ethics & the Law (ETLW)

ETLW 294 | SPECIAL TOPICS IN ETHICS & LAW

Units: 1-4 Repeatability: Yes (Repeatable if topic differs)

An overview and analysis of selected topics in ethics and law. The course may be repeated if the topic changes. Prerequisites may change depending on the topic.

ETLW 302 | BUSINESS AND SOCIETY

Units: 3 Repeatability: No

Core Attributes: Ethical Inquiry area

This course examines principles of social responsibility, ethics, law, and stakeholder theory as they apply to organizations domestically and abroad. Coverage includes business ethics; individual versus societal interests; labor and employment issues; consumer protection; discrimination and diversity; the natural environment; politics, public policy, and government regulation of business. Particular attention is given to developing moral reasoning skills. Meets the requirements for the Environmental Studies minor.

ETLW 311 | BUSINESS LAW I

Units: 3

Covers the fundamentals of United States law and legal system, relationship of law to ethics, criminal law, torts, contracts, agency, risk management, insurance, and hiring and managing an attorney. Special emphasis is given to preventing legal problems and resolving conflicts in business for business practitioners. Systems and methods of dispute resolution are considered, including negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and the U.S. judicial system, including small claims court.

ETLW 312 | BUSINESS LAW II

Units: 3

Prerequisites: ETLW 311

Continued study of the legal environment of business, including such topics as creation, operation, and termination of partnerships and corporations, sale of goods, and negotiable instruments. Case study.

ETLW 313 | INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS LAW AND ETHICS

Units: 3

Global issues permeate the business environment. As international business transactions increase, so does the need for an understanding of how international law governs such transactions. What does the internatonal legal system look like? What international institutions come into play and what is their role? What law applies and how is it enforced? How do businesses conduct themselves in the global marketplace, and how should they? This course will explore these issues and more, including various ways in which ethical, cultural, and political forces influence international business. Teaching methods include lecture, case studies, class discussion and debate.

ETLW 403 | ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

Units: 3

This course analyzes the effect of business activities on the environment. Environmental public policies are examined, as well as selected corporate environmental policies. The course addresses a myriad of questions, such as: Is there an inherent conflict between business profits and environmental protection? Can humans conduct business without harming the environment? What are the environmental consequences if the developing world reaches the same level of consumption as the developed world? Should the developed world reduce its level of consumption? Does the developed world have an obligation to the undeveloped world? If so, what is it? What is the meaning of sustainable economic growth? How is sustainable economic growth achieved? Meets the requirements for the Environmental Studies minor.

ETLW 494 | SPECIAL TOPICS IN ETHICS & LAW

Units: 1-4 Repeatability: Yes (Repeatable if topic differs)

An in-depth analysis of selected topics in ethics & law. The course may be repeated if the topic changes. Prerequisites may change depending on the topic.

ETLW 496 | UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

Units: 1-3 Repeatability: Yes (Can be repeated for Credit)

Students develop and/or assist in research projects in various fields of ethics and law under the supervision of a faculty member. Students will meet with a faculty member, with whom a research relationship is established, on an on-going basis to discuss the research project, assess the student’s role and responsibilities, and to discuss the process of conducting scholarly research. Students may participate in a range of research activities, including but not limited to: survey construction and design, project management, participant solicitation, experimental research, qualitative interviewing, focus group moderation, fieldwork, literature searches, data entry, data analysis, critical analysis, political economy inquiries, and writing of instruments and manuscripts. Students must register with a specific faculty member with whom they complete a contract outlining the roles and responsibilities of the student and faculty member. A maximum of three units of undergraduate research may be used to satisfy requirements for the major. Requires professor’s and department chair’s approvals.

ETLW 499 | INDEPENDENT STUDY

Units: 1-3 Repeatability: Yes (Can be repeated for Credit)

Independent study including empirical research and written reports. A maximum of 3 units of independent study may be used to satisfy requirements for the major.