Dec 09, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

US 275 Scientific Ethics


This course focuses on the interactions of science and technology with societal values and ethics. Different ethical systems are examined to provide context for diverse perspectives. While scientific knowledge provides factual information on what is known and is possible, decisions on the application of technology are dependent upon a society’s acceptance or restrictions. Topics will include contemporary value conflicts associated with the distribution of and access to the benefits and burdens of modern technologies such as energy production, stem cell therapy, and genetic engineering.