CCOM 4750. Corporate Social Responsibility. 3 cr. hrs.

Analyzes the range of public debates about the social responsibilities of corporations. Key questions explored in this integrative, capstone-type course include the following: What sorts of public communication practices are commonly taken to hinder or promote corporate social responsibility? What are the ethical implications for civic life of corporations' internal communication practices? How do corporations manage their ethical relations with communities, nongovernmental organizations and other stakeholders? What sorts of groups have historically participated in public controversies over corporate social responsibility? Prereq: CCOM 2000; Sr. stndg. or cons. of dept. ch.