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Social Justice and the Bottom Line (IFLV6554)

Department
  • International Program
Course unit code
  • IFLV6554
Level of course unit
  • Bachelor
Year of study
  • Spring 2021
Semester when the course unit is delivered
  • 1
Number of ECTS credits allocated
  • 3.0
Name of lecturer(s)
  • Dr. phil. Tichenor John, Ph.D.
Learning outcomes of the course unit
  • 1. Examine the broad concept of corporate social responsibility (CSR) from an international perspective.
    2. Examine how issues of social justice are connected to a wide variety of business practices and systems.
    3. Examine the multiple, often conflicting or differing, viewpoints and tradeoffs that exist around each CSR issue.
    4. Develop a multi-stakeholder perspective in examining CSR issues.
    5. Compare and contrast different cultural and societal perspectives on corporate social responsibility, and be able to explain the similarities and differences in a nuanced manner.
Mode of delivery
  • -
Recommended optional program components
  • none
Course contents
  • Businesses can be powerful enhancers or inhibitors of social justice. From hiring practices to employee welfare to workplace conditions to environmental sustainability to the world-wide distribution of wealth, both large and small businesses impact many issues related to social justice. In this course, we examine how issues of social justice are connected to a wide variety of business practices and systems. We explore questions concerning the responsibility of businesses in creating a more just world and examine the relationship between business practices promoting social justice and businesses' bottom lines.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
  • Brief lectures, brief video presentations, large and small group discussions and small group activities
Language of instruction
  • English
Work placement(s)
  • none
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