Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Explores the changing relationships and responsibilities between organizations and their various stakeholders. Includes social and ethical issues of the community in which the company exists, employee rights and diversity, global corporate citizenship, role of government oversight of business, environmental issues, and consumer protection. Audit available.  (For detailed information, see the Course Content and Outcome Guide ).


Distance Education: Web Course Information

CRN 32992

From the Instructor:
Welcome to MSD 200, Organizations and Social Responsibility, a course in which we will examine how organizations interact with their various stakeholders in fullfilling its corporate citizenship duties. By Friday of the first week of class, make sure you post to the Discussion Board to indicate your intention of completing the course. Upon entering class for the first time, on the 'Content' page click on the 'MSD 200 Course Introduction' button and carefully read the information in the 'Syllabus' and 'Course Calendar' found there. There you will find most of the information you will need to successfully navigate this course. I have entered all reading and writing assignments for the term as well as my personal notes on each chapter. You may also access my notes and assignments by clicking the 'Weekly Lessons' button for the week you want, found on the Home Page. In this course we will explore various social, ethical, and political issues facing organizations today, and how successful organizations are dealing with them. These include the challenge of globalization, ethical treatment of employees and clients, the interface between government and organizations, ecology and the environment, consumer protection, and community relations. I look forward to working with you!
Course Specific Requirements:
This course will last 9 weeks in this summer term. Each week in this virtual edition of MSD 200, each student will be asked to read part of the text, write a brief assignment paper, and post their thoughts to my weekly discussion topic on our Discussion Board. This may be accomplished any time within the week (except the first week when it is due no later than Friday). The three essay quizzes will be completed at home and sent back to me within five days of their issuence. The text we will use can be found at our bookstore, titled Organizations and Social Responsibility, ISBN: 9781121257689. This is a customized text based on the original: Business and Society, Stakeholders, Ethics, Public Policy, 13th edition, by Lawrence and Weber.
Web Technical Requirements:
Please be sure to read the Technical Requirements for this delivery mode.
Students with Disabilities:
Students with disabilities should notify their instructor if accommodations are needed to take this class. For information about technologies that help people with disabilities in taking Web based distance learning classes please visit the Office for Students with Disabilities website.
Web Prerequisite | Start Guide for Online Learners:
Before you take your first online class at PCC, you must complete the start guide for online learners. The start guide will help you decide if online classes are right for you. Once you complete the start guide, you will be eligible to register for online classes. To learn more, go to http://www.pcc.edu/osg
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CRN Campus / Bldg / Rm Time Days Dates
32992 WEB » - 22-Jun-2015 thru 05-Sep-2015
Instructor: Joe B Wright
Notes: $20 fee. 971-722-6147
Tuition: credit Fees: $20.00
For information, contact Extended Learning Campus CLASS