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Fall 2017 Course Information
Ethics in Agribusiness

Course Description
Ethical behavior is a crucial issue in American business. Understanding ethics is especially timely for students in agribusiness and agricultural sciences given claims of marketing unhealthy foods, the development of genetically-modified organisms, controversy over hiring undocumented workers, and the consolidation of agriculture into industrial production facilities. Students are taught ethical theories and frameworks used to discuss general ethical questions such as death, theft, and lying, followed by the more specific agribusiness issues mentioned above. Students will formulate their own opinions about these issues, recognize and understand the opinions of others, and be able to accurately and adequately communicate those opinions.
Contacts
Instructor

Fred Parker
fred_parker@ncsu.edu

Campus Coordinator

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Disability Support Services

To request accommodations for this course, contact the disability support office at your home university. You must register each semester and for each course. Read more about the Great Plains IDEA process for requesting accommodations.


Textbooks

"Ethics: Theory and Practice
Jacques P. Thiroux & Keith W. Krasemann
Edition: 11th Edition
ISBN: 978-0205053148


Course Access
 
About three weeks before NCSU first day of class (or, if it is close to the start of classes, as soon as the student signs up), campus coordinator Julie Holder will email individual students a welcome letter with his/her campus Unity ID, student ID number and temporary password. The email also includes log in instructions for .

Exam Proctor

This course requires an exam proctor. Consult the campus coordinator at the teaching university for proctor guidelines.

Synchronous Components

This course does not include synchronous components.

Faculty
University Members
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– – Jacy Phillips, University of Nebraska-Lincoln