Ethics and Technology (PHIL 236.3)

Recent/Current Offerings

Syllabus / Public content Section Term Instructor
PHIL 236 01 September 2016 William Buschert (primary instructor)
 
PHIL 236 01 July 2016 William Buschert (primary instructor)

Description

An overview of ethical issues related to the impact of modern technology on society, on scientific research, on the activities of corporations and professionals, and how technology affects our understanding of ethical responsibility. Specific topics that may be considered include issues in biotechnology (including genetic engineering and genomic medicine), information technology (including data privacy and the use of encryption technologies), as well as related issues such as intellectual property rights and risk assessment.

Prerequisite(s)

6 credit units in philosophy or completion of 24 credit units at the university.

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