2020-2021 Catalogue

Ethics and Social Responsibility

As future leaders in the world of business, Bentley graduates will have to understand and be prepared to deal with many issues concerning ethics and social responsibility in both work and life. The Ethics and Social Responsibility LSM is grounded in philosophy and designed to give students the opportunity for in-depth study of these issues from theoretical, practical and cross-disciplinary perspectives.

The LSM consists of eight courses and a culminating project (LSM 450). Students can apply no more than two business courses and no more than two non-Bentley courses to the major. Up to two AP or IB courses can be applied to the major. Not all LSM concentrations can be paired with all business majors. See the major/minor exclusions list for more information.

To complete the Ethics and Social Responsibility LSM, every student is also required to take at least one course with a service-learning component. Any course with such a component will fulfill the requirement.

Requirements

Course Title Credits
Core course:3
Ethics (3 credits)
And one of the following:3
Business Ethics: Corporate Social Responsibility
Business Ethics: Philosophy of Work
Business Ethics: International Business Ethics
Select one of the following:3
Healthcare Ethics
Special Problems in Business and Professional Ethics
Environmental Ethics
Disability, Values & Society
Liberty, Morality and Law
Perspectives on Poverty
Select five elective courses (from the electives list below)15
LSM 450LSM - Culminating Experience0

Electives Course List 

Course Title Credits
Select five of the following courses:15
Expository Writing II: Advanced Inquiry in Writing 1
Expository Writing II: Advanced Inquiry in Writing 1
International Relations
Politics and Public Policy
Media and Politics
Drugs Trades in World History
Drugs and the Drugs Trades in Historical Prospective
Genocide in Modern History
Historic Approach to Modern Terrorism
Serfs, Slaves and Sojourners: The Minority Experience in the United States
Sex and American Culture
Community Service in a For-Profit Organization
Introduction to African American Literary and Cultural Studies
Native American Literature and Culture
Creative Writing: Nonfiction/Essay 1
Literature of the Holocaust
Literature and Film of the Vietnam War
Immigrant and Ethnic Literature
Passing in American Literature
Evolution, Human Genetics and Behavior
Human Health and Disease in Today's World
Global Health Challenges
Global Climate Change
Energy Alternatives
Science of Sustainability
Business Ethics: Corporate Social Responsibility
Business Ethics: Philosophy of Work
Business Ethics: International Business Ethics
Healthcare Ethics
Special Problems in Business and Professional Ethics
Environmental Ethics
Social Philosophy
Perspectives on Poverty
Positive Psychology
Social Psychology
Gender Psychology
Abnormal Psychology
Race and Racism in the United States
Social Problems
Deviance and Social Control
Animals in Society
Community Involvement
Sociology of the Edge
Courses from Business Departments (LSMs may use no more than two Business Department courses):
Fraud Examination
Public Relations Theory and Practice
Law and Society
Gender and the Law
Race and the Law
"Outsiders" and the Law
White Collar Crime
Managing Diversity in the Workplace
Seminar in Marketing 1
 

1 With appropriate theme.