Social responsability in Economic life

lhoov2212  2021-2022  Louvain-la-Neuve

Social responsability in Economic life
5 credits
15.0 h
Q1

  This learning unit is not being organized during year 2021-2022.

Language
English
Main themes
This course will expose students to the issue of the social responsibility of public and private decision makers in economic life. The questions addressed include: How to take into account societal factors when making a decision, beyond direct economic impact and legal compliance ? Why should those factors be considered ? What are the challenges relalted to that issue ? In particular, how to define and act according to the "common good" ? What are the circumstances and settings that facilitare the practice of social responsibility ?
Aims

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 At the end of the class, students should be able to - understand the key issues anc concepts related to corporate social responsibility - apply and debate them within specific business and social contexts
 
Content
This course in two parts will combine a series of introductory classes on the notion of social responsibility from a philosophical point of view (taught by professor A. Gosseries), and a week of classes devoted to applying feminism to firms (taught by Prof. A. Gheaus)
Evaluation methods
Evaluation will be made through a written essay and an oral exam on the essay and on specific points of the course. Presence and participation in class will also be taken into account.
Other information
  • This course will be taught in English
  • Its timetable is atypical, the first class taking place on september 25th, the classes lasting 3 hours
  • Because of its methodology, presence and participation in class are compulsory. Please check the timetable before signing in
  • The number of students is limited to a maximum of 50
Faculty or entity


Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Certificat d'université en éthique économique et sociale