Courses Literature course: Business and Society

3924 Literature course: Business and Society , 8 sp

Type
Intermediate studies
Kind
Course
Teaching language
en

Course description

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.

Learning Goal

You have knowledge of issues connected to business and society by reading three books on the topic.

After completing the course, you will be able to
  • 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
International Learning Experience

Topically the course is all about transnational issues and phenomena.

Pre-requisites

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.

Instruction

Individual preparation for the exam: 211 hours
Exam: 3 hours
Total: 214 hours

Total Student Workload

214 hours divided into
Scheduled (contact) hours: 0 hours
Non-scheduled work: 214 hours

Assessment

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).

Three books:

  • 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.
Non-degree studies (Open University, JOO and Contract Studies)

Open university quota: 3
Quota for JOO-students: 3