Syllabi

This collection includes syllabi from a variety of courses covering professional ethics at many different universities.  If you have a syllabus that should be included in this collection, you can share it with us through our Suggest a Resource section.

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  • Syllabi on Underrepresented Areas of Philosophy - bioethics

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    The American Philosophical Association (APA) Committee on Inclusiveness in the Profession has compiled this collection of syllabi on philosophy topics that have traditionally been underrepresented in the curriculum, and it includes a specific section on bioethics.

  • NIEES Curriculum Description

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    A basic description of planned activities for the National Institute for Energy Ethics and Society (NIEES)

  • Problem Based Learning (PBL) Syllabus

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    This syllabus was part of a course on problem based learning (PBL) using fractious problems in science and technology.

  • Syllabus and Assignments for Science and Engineering Ethics (SEE)

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    Syllabus and assignments for the Science and Engineering Ethics Course taught by Caroline Whitbeck in 2002

  • Science, Technology, and Ethics

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    This is the syllabus for an undergraduate course, "Science, Technology and Ethics," developed and taught by Dr. Donna Riley of Smith College. The course looks at the interplay between how society influences how science and engineering research and practice goes forward, and how engineering and science in turn influence society. This includes how science and technology have aided and abetted racist or colonialist research practices, the roles of technology, culture, and economic systems that pushes for the bigger, faster, and cheaper production of goods, and the societal and environmental consequences of how science and technology is practiced today. The syllabus includes a class schedule and readings for the course, and handouts for three course assignments.

  • Ethics: Moral Issues in the Professions

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    Syllabus of a Professional Ethics Course developed and taught in 2009 by Dr. Marilyn Dyrud of the Oregon Institute of Technology. The syllabus includes a list of readings, a class schedule, as well as a description of goals of the course and major assignments.

  • Engineering Ethics

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    Syllabus for an engineering ethics course developed and taught by Dr. Michael Brownstein of the New Jersey Institute of Technology in. The course was developed to promote asynchronous learning, and all group discussions, quizzes, and exams are held online. The syllabus discusses the unique nature of the online course and its different demands on a student from a face-to-face course, and includes a class schedule, reading list, and main goals of the course.

  • Ethics and the Environment

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    Syllabus for an environmental ethics and policy course developed and taught by Dr. David Rothenberg. The course focuses on contemporary environmental problems from the perspectives of ethics and moral philosophy. It looks at the ethical presumptions and values underlying environmental policy, if traditional theories of moral philosophy are applicable to contemporary environmental problems, or if a new conception of the relationship between humans and nature is needed. The syllabus includes the goals of the course, a detailed course reading list, and class schedule. This is a graduate level course.

  • Social Ethics in Engineering

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    Syllabus of the course, Social Issues in Engineering, developed and taught by Dr. Michelle K. Bothwell of Oregon State University's School of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering. The course focuses on the ways interlocking systems of oppression impact professional engineers' lives. The course looks at the experiences of diverse groups within engineering, include personal and social effects of oppression, internalization of oppression and resistance. The syllabus includes a class schedule and readings, a short description of required assignments, and a description of the goals and focus of the course.

  • Professionalism and Engineering Ethics

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    This is a syllabus for an engineering ethics course developed and taught by Dr. Michelle K. Bothwell of Oregon State University's School of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering. The syllabus includes a reading list and class schedule, and learning objectives for the course.

  • Science Policy for Scientists and Engineers

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    Syllabus of Science Policy for Scientists and Engineers, a team-taught course developed by Dr. Ira M. Bennett, Jonathan Posner, and Jameson M. Wetmore of Arizona State University.

  • Ethics in Electrical and Computer Engineering

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    Syllabus for Ethics in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Developed by Dr. Kevin Passino of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Ohio State University.

  • Ethical and Professional Issues in Computer Science

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    Syllabus of Ethical and Professional Issues in Computer Science. Course developed and taught by Dr. Martha Woodbury, Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the fall of 2009.

  • Science Policy for Scientists and Engineers 2009

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    Syllabus for the team-taught course, Science Policy for Scientists and Engineers. The course was developed and taught by Dr. Ira M. Bennett, Dr. Jonathan Posner, and Dr. Jameson M. Wetmore of Arizona State University in the fall of 2009.

  • Biotechnology and Ethics

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    Syllabus of a course looking at biotechnology and ethics taught by Dr. Jason Borenstein, Director of Research Ethics Programs at Georgia Tech's School of Public Policy. The course focuses on key bioethics cases that have influenced social and legal policies. Includes a course schedule and description of assignments.

  • ECE/PHIL 216: Engineering Ethics

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    Syllabus of a course on Engineering Ethics taught by Dr. Michael C. Loui and Dr. Phillip M. Hillmer at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in the Spring of 2004. The syllabus includes descriptions of the schedule of the course, required readings and assignments, additional readings for the course, writing guidelines, and descriptions of the response papers required for the course.

  • Engineering Ethics Seminar

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    Syllabus of an Engineering Ethics Course developed and taught at the Northern Institute of Technology and Hamburg Technological University-Harburg in Germany by Dr. Michael Davis, a visiting professor from the Illinois Institute of Technology. The syllabus of this short course (running three days) includes a class schedule, readings, and a bibliography of recommended resources on engineering ethics.

  • Moral Issues in Engineering (Engineering Ethics)

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    Syllabus of Moral Issues in Engineering for fall 2009. Developed and taught by Dr. Vivian Weill of the Illinois Institute of Technology. Syllabus includes course goals, readings, schedule, and a brief description of course assignments. This is an undergraduate level course.

  • Ethics and the Technical Professions

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    Syllabus for Ethics and the Technical Professions for Summer 2009. Course developed and taught by Dr. Michael Hoffmann of Georgia Tech's School of Public Policy. Includes list of readings, objectives for the course, and a list of other resources to be used for class assignments and projects.

  • Ethics and the Technical Professions

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    Syllabus for an engineering ethics course taught in 2009 by Dr. Jason Borenstein, Director of Research Ethics Programs at Georgia Institute of Technology. The syllabus includes a description of assignments and papers for the class and readings for the course.

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