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2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

US 275 Scientific Ethics

This course examines the different types of ethical systems as the foundation for decision-making. Topics include consideration of contemporary value conflicts associated with the impact that science and technology have on society, such as stem cell technology, gene therapy, and drilling for oil in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Each topic is critically examined from the scientific, ethical and legal viewpoints. Assignments incorporate readings, discussions, position papers and debates.