Delivery and Resources
ACCG8048 uses a combination of video lectures and class seminars. Lecture videos will be posted on iLearn. Seminars may be offered either face-to-face or online via Zoom (refer to eStudent for class availability). Seminars start in week 1. For seminar 2 onwards, students are required to watch lectures, read the set readings and prepare answers to the discussion questions before they attend the seminar. For class times, refer to the Macquarie University timetable, available at http://www.timetables.mq.edu.au/.
Note: In order to pass the participation section of the course, students must attend at least 80% of their scheduled seminars either in person or online (as enrolled). However, please do not attend face-to-face seminars if you feel unwell. Instead, please attend the online alternative, making yourself known to the seminar leader. If you unable to attend an online seminar, please contact your seminar leader. You will not be penalised for ensuring other students and staff are safe.
Teaching staff will also ensure they do not attend classes when feeling unwell, so class arrangements may change at short notice on health and/or safety grounds. Please monitor iLearn regularly, and before attending any face-to-face classes, to check for any changes or updates to face-to-face classes.
Required and Recommended Texts and/or Materials
The prescribed text for this unit is:
Joseph DesJardins An Introduction to Business Ethics (6th Edition), (McGraw-Hill, New York, 2019).
The material in this text is fundamental to the concepts covered in the unit and should be read carefully. A reading list will be provided on Leganto (accessed via iLearn), with additional readings for each week.
The following text may also be helpful to students that wish to deepen their understanding of business and professional ethics: Grace, D. & Cohen, S., Business Ethics (5th edition), (Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 2013).
Teaching and learning activities
This unit provides an opportunity for students to research ethical issues after demonstrating an understanding of the core moral theory. Having obtained an understanding of the basic moral theories, students will have an opportunity to develop their understanding of a topic through two essays, in which it is expected that students engage with academic research as well as the lectures and readings provided in the course. On average, the unit will require students to complete between 6 to 8 hours of private study per week.
Technology used and required
The unit web page can be accessed from ilearn.mq.edu.au. Please note that student activity on the unit web page is logged, and may be utilized by the unit convenor and other university staff in resolving student disputes regarding such issues as assignment submission. Instructions for obtaining help with accessing the unit web page can also be found at the above URL.