Undergraduate Course Catalog 2008-2009

COURSE: 02-435 Ethics Scientific Principles and Practices (3)
This upper division course introduces students to the wide range of ethical issues prominent in the natural sciences and relevant in the modern world. As society becomes ever more technologically and scientifically advanced, science must be increasingly aware of its central role in a variety of socio-economic arenas. Paradoxically, all too often knowledge considered to be an advancement in the scientific venue has sociological implications that leave much of modern society mortified. This class looks at topics that potentially fall into these categories and addresses the role of science/scientists in our rapidly evolving environment. Topics are presented in lecture, discussion and case study format and include both ethical and scientific considerations. Prerequisite: 02-115 and one upper division elective, or permission of instructor.