Division of Applied Undergraduate Studies
Corporate Social Responsibility
This course studies corporate stances on the issue of social responsibility. Students review the evolution of CSR and international variations in CSR philosophy. Current research on and possible future directions of CSR are discussed in relation to: environmental sustainability and global climate change; globalization and outsourcing; labor practices and policies; consumer preferences; social entrepreneurship and economic development in the attack on poverty and disease; work-life balance; the international geopolitical influence of corporations; and the opportunity for businesses to "change the world" through their power to deploy resources. In addition to developing familiarity with broad issues, students research a CSR topic to report issues and trends.