This is a practical course focused on Ethical Leadership Principles.  The student will strengthen skills learned in EngM 244 through the application of ethical leadership in a case study setting.

  • Read 3 books:  “The Power of Ethical Management” by Norman Vincent Peale and Ken Blanchard,  “Moral Reasoning at Work… Rethinking Ethics in Organizations” by O. Kvaines, “Principle Centered Leadership” by Stephen Covey
  • Maintain a journal (Exactly 2 paragraphs each week) on topics from the books (will be used in crafting the required papers).  These must contain some element of outside research and must relate to the topic you select for the Final examination ( Begin with the end in mind – Covey)
  • Write 3 papers (4 to 6 pages each) discussing each book.  This is to be a reflective document; not a regurgitation of information from the book.   The three additional papers should equate the 2.5 hours class time per week (with research and writing, this should take about 10 hours per paper which equates twelve weeks of classes at 2.5 hours per week).
  • Final examination – This will be a 5-8 page paper using at least 18 concepts (sound familiar?) learned in the texts to discuss the ethical topic mutually agreed upon at the beginning of the course.
  • The journal entries will be due each week on Fridays at 8:00 pm.  Journals and papers are to be submitted on Blackboard. 

Course Requirements

Three Papers30% (10% each)
Final Paper40%

Course Materials:

 See above

Journals and Assignments

The purpose of these journal assignments is to show your understanding of the material covered in class and in the readings. 

Please use the following guidelines when writing your journals.   Points will be deducted for not following the directions regarding formatting and content.

  • Please use the following format when creating your heading

Your Name

Journal Entry #


  • Each journal needs to include no more than 2 paragraphs about information you learned from the readings.
    • Each paragraph should be about a different point or concept          
    • The first 1-2 sentences should be a brief summary of the point (more than this will be considered excessive summarization)
    • The rest of the paragraph should be either an example of where you have seen this point or concept played out and/or your opinion about the subject.  This is most likely where information gathered from outside research will be most appropriately inserted.
    • The end of the paragraph should be a concluding statement about how you will apply this concept to your life