3924 Literature course: Business and Society , 8 sp
This course is meant for students to consolidate their knowledge of issues connected to business and society by reading three books on the topic. There are no lectures.
The course can be taken as part of the Study Module in Corporate Responsibility.
You have knowledge of issues connected to business and society by reading three books on the topic.
- discuss key concepts and key debates in business and society
- articulate your own views about these concepts and debates
- illustrate your discussion and argumentation through well-connected real-world examples
Topically the course is all about transnational issues and phenomena.
Who can take this course
A good level of English is required, as well as 16 credits in Politics and Business or 16 credits in the Study Module in Corporate Responsibility. In order to take the course, exchange students are subject to the same requirements.
Teaching and timetable
Individual preparation for the exam: 211 hours
Exam: 3 hours
Total: 214 hours
Workload and assessment
214 hours divided into
Scheduled (contact) hours: 0 hours
Non-scheduled work: 214 hours
Final exam (essay questions): 100 % (4 exams per year, e-exams); e-exams arranged every period, the last week of the period (i.e. the week before exam week).
Literature and course material
- Visser, W. (2011). The Age of Responsibility : CSR 2.0 and the New DNA of Business. Hoboken, NJ : Wiley.
- O'Sullivan, P., Smith, M. & Esposito, M. (2012). Business Ethics: A critical approach: Integrating ethics across the business world. London: Routledge.
- Friedman, A.L. & Miles, S. (2006). Stakeholders: Theory and Practice. Oxford : Oxford University Press.
Open university quota: 3
Quota for JOO-students: 3