Date of Award
Open Access Thesis
English Language and Literatures
College of Arts and Sciences
Business related degrees perennially make up roughly 20% of all college degrees awarded. At the same time, business ethics continues to be a much-discussed problem. I capitalize on the close connection between communication and ethics in order to offer a partial solution to the problem in the form of a project-based business communication class. After establishing a complementary view of business ethics, I go on to suggest the ethical focus for the project-based communication class. I then argue for the special suitability of business communication for such an approach, after which I go on to discuss the work of Wittgenstein as a philosophical basis. I then give a presentation of a model project-based business communication class, discuss some advantages of this model and then offer solutions to a number of possible problems with, or objections to, the project-based model. The solution presented here opens the door for business communication classes to make an ethical difference in business and ultimately in the world at large.
Jackson, J. H.(2017). Engendering Ethics through Practice in the Project-Based Business Communciation Course. (Master's thesis). Retrieved from https://scholarcommons.sc.edu/etd/4159