HPL 455 Ethical Issues in Science and Technology

Consideration of such issues as the ethical responsibility of scientists and technologists for the uses of their knowledge, the ethics of scientific research, and truth and fraud in science and engineering. We will study such contemporary moral questions as those concerning the uses and abuses of nuclear energy, environmental pollution and the preservation of natural resources, and the impact of new technologies on the right to privacy.




Humanities and Social Sciences Program

Typically Offered Periods

Fall Semester Spring Semester