This course introduces students to social responsibility by examining how organizations and individuals can positively impact diverse stakeholders. Social responsibility means that individuals and organizations have an ethical obligation to act in the best interests of their environment and society as a whole. The crux of this theory is to create and enact values, policies and behaviors that promote a balance between the dual ethical mandates of striving for individual fulfillment and benefiting society as a whole. The course will explore social responsibility by theoretically and practically engaging topics such as the environment, poverty, homelessness, hunger, educational deficiencies, meeting the needs of minorities, health care, unemployment, or other socially relevant issues, especially within the local community.
OL531: Social Responsibility