John abbott college humanities/ Philosophy/ Religion Department ethics in science and technology a. Title: Ethical Issues subtitle

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Humanities/ Philosophy/ Religion Department


A. TITLE: Ethical Issues SUBTITLE: Science and Technology

SEMESTER: Fall 2015 COURSE NUMBER: 345-214-AB  

PONDERATION: 3-0-3 2 credits PREREQUISITES: 345-101-MQ & 345-102-MQ

COMPETENCY: 000U to apply critical thought process to ethical issues relevant to field of study

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Meredith Browne

CLASS TIME & ROOM: Mon. H0-211 and Wed. HA-002

Section 3 meets 230-4, and Section 4 meets 4-530

OFFICE: HA 105 PHONE: (514) 457-6610 ext. 5140

EMAIL: or through Messaging in Omnivox

OFFICE HOURS: Monday 11-1 and 230-330, Friday 1030-11:30 and by appointment
B. INTRODUCTION: The prestige and power of science are defining features of Western Culture in the 20th and 21st Centuries. We look to science to tell us the truth about ourselves and the world we live in. All of us recognize that the fruits of scientific study, such as modern medicine, descriptions of the origins of the universe, nuclear weapons and power, and all the technologies which we use everyday have significant effects on society and individual life. However, this is only half the equation. Just as culture is influenced by science, science is influenced by culture. Through a series of readings and case studies from the 19th Century to the present, this course will address the complex relationship between science and society. Special attention will be paid to the question of who benefits from the practice and application of scientific research. (Course can be part of WSGR or Peace Certificates)

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