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Assignment 3: Individual Themed Essay (ITE)
Allocation: 25 %
Due Date: Week 6
Length: 1500 words
Submission: Written report via Turnitin
This assessment task is designed to develop research, critical thinking and reading skills. The themed essay is essentially about you demonstrating your understanding of ethical theories, for example, Kant, Utilitarianism, environmental ethics, virtue ethics and justice, through the development of a persuasive argument about one of the key themes (globalisation, corporate social responsibility, environmental ethics or stakeholders).
Your themed essay should be in the following format:
1. Introduction: this section should briefly define the theme and your stance on the question.
2. Discussion: this section should develop your position in relation to the topic. In developing this argument, identify where readings have challenged your ideas about business ethics and discuss at least two ethical theories and link them to key points raised in the prescribed and recommended readings (the literature).
- Conclusion: this should tie the key points from your discussion together. A higher quality essay will include some indication of the ethical implications on business practices of your argument and key points.
- References: Use the Harvard referencing system. The reference section should list alphabetically each reference cited in the body of your essay. You must use 5 articles from the Prescribed list in the unit guide plus 5 additional scholarly journal articles from the Recommended reading list or that you locate yourself. Any other non academic journal references are not included in the count of 10 journal articles stated above.
Topics: (Choose 1 of these topics to argue)
Globalisation: Globalisation is good for individuals but bad for humanity.
Is globalisation good for all humanity? How do we judge the impact or value of globalisation? What ethical principles are affected by globalisation? Is there a global ethics? What moral safeguards are in place and be enacted for capitalism in a global setting? How is water valued in a global marketplace? What has globalisation done to water management practices? Has globalisation encouraged water privatisation?