Week 1 dq 1

One of your friends uses the
terms ethicsand morality interchangeably.
You do not think this is correct. How would you explain the difference between
ethics and morality? Provide an example of morality and one of ethics in your
explanation.

2

Select a public figure from politics or business.
Select an ethical theory that seems to best fit this person. Why does this
theory seem best? Which theory seems to least suit this person? Why?

Week 2 dq 1

Consider the community in
which you live. What is your responsibility within your own community? Explain
and provide examples of what you consider your responsibilities.

2

What are potential results
if members of a community accept their community’s benefits, such as emergency
services or school systems, but decline to contribute to the community beyond
paying taxes? Explain.

Week 3 dq 1

Consider an organization
where you work, or one with which you are familiar. What is an issue within the
organization that could benefit from applying ethical principles? How can these
principles be used?

2

Legal and ethical issues
can arise in any organization. How might these issues be different? What sort
of relationship exists between the two? Provide an example of each from current
events. What might the organizations involved have done differently to prevent
these legal and ethical issues?

Week 4 dq 1

Much like individuals,
organizations also exist within the community. How does an organization’s
responsibility within a community differ from the individual’s responsibility?

2

Two organizations exist in a
community. One organization’s policies reflect its beliefs that the
organization’s taxes and employment contributions are sufficient as a social
effort. The second organization pursues multiple socially responsible efforts
including financial efforts, changes to be a more green organization, and
donations of time for employees to contribute to the community. Why might these
two organizations differ in their approaches? Do either have any obligations to
the community? Why or why not? What are the advantages of the second
organization’s approach? What about the first organization?

Week 5 dq 1

Identify a cultural practice that is considered acceptable in
one country but is not acceptable in another. What are some cultural
considerations that affect the resulting ethical perspectives in differing
cultures?

2

What is an example of an ethical perspective that
is considered American? What is an example of an ethical perspective from another
culture that deals with a similar subject? Identify the culture and the ethical
perspective. Why are the perspectives of these two different? How are they
similar?