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Proscholium: Foundations of Business and Society


John Ferguson, J.D.
Utah State University
Shannon Peterson, Ph.D.
Utah State University


Brad Gessell
Course Designer
Kaden Comadena
Course Designer
Tyler Searle
Video Production
Rachel Cottrell
Illustrations Designer


Thomas Groshong
Software Engineer
Jordan Gardner
Software Engineer
David Hanks
Software Engineer


James Porter
Senior Editor
Bryce Gessell
Content Editor
Kyle Young
Editorial Assistant
Edition 1
(rev. 1)

Proscholium is an academically-rigorous, interdisciplinary course that will serve as a platform to introduce students to the broad cross-section of business disciplines. Using a framework of ethical decision making, students will exam concepts related to markets, commerce, and leadership. By design this course will focus on the role of business in a societal context, with an emphasis on how business can create positive change at the global, industry, and personal levels. Special emphasis will be placed on ethical leadership, international mindfulness, personal development and awareness, strategic planning, and broader empathy. Unlike most business curricula, traditional pedagogies are replaced with a liberal arts focus on philosophy, literature, art, history and social science.

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