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Business Ethics in The Bahamas

Term To Study: Summer 2019
Application Deadline: Dec 01, 2018
Program Starts: May 07, 2019
Program Ends: May 21, 2019
Program Category: One-Country
Program Type: Faculty-led
Program Fee: $4,500
Link 1: U.S. Department of State Country Information: Bahamas Level 2
Program Locations: Nassau
Contact Phone: 757-594-8825
Contact Name: Dr. Chris Tweedt & Dr. Rik Chakraborti
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What is Included: Airfare, shared accommodations, most meals, international health insurance, and group activities
What is not Included: Tuition (3 credits), some meals, travel insurance, and personal expenses
Estimated Costs: 3 credits of CNU tuition - in addition to the program fee
In-State: $1,284
Out of State: $2,841
Program Description

PHIL 207: Ethical Issues in Business: A Critical Thinking
Approach (*Liberal Learning Foundations- Logical Reasoning)
(No Prerequisite)

This course focuses on applying critical thinking skills to ethical issues raised within a business setting. Critical thinking skills include analyzing arguments for validity, using both inductive and deductive arguments, increasing argument cogency, identifying common fallacies, analyzing statements for consistency, implications, contradictions; distinguishing fact from opinion; identifying inference and argument; addressing vagueness and ambiguity in language.

This particular two-week course challenges students to think critically about business practices and internalize the effects of ethical and unethical actions by seeing firsthand the effects of these actions on the local environment and people in the Bahamas. The Bahamas provides an excellent way to see the effects of commercialization in three discrete stages by visiting three Bahamian islands in different stages of commercialization: Nassau, the center of business and tourist activity; Andros, an emerging but precipitously growing tourist destination; and Acklins, a recondite island with very little commercial activity. In each place, we will compare and contrast the amount of environmental damage and the standard of living of local islanders. In addition, we will have discussions with officials from the Bahamian Office of Sustainability about the costs and benefits of commercialization and measures that the Bahamian government and local businesses are taking to prevent the negative effects of sharp increases in business activity.

Quick Facts

Population: 316182
Capital: Nassau
Per-capita GDP: $ 31400
Size: 13880 km2
Time Zone: (GMT - 05:00 hours) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

US State Department

Travel Warning: YES
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