Introducing Ethics Across the Curriculum at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

TitleIntroducing Ethics Across the Curriculum at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsSimonson, L
JournalScience and Engineering Ethics
Volume11
Issue4
Pagination655-658
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number1353-3452
AbstractThe article describes the ethics across the curriculum program in use at the South Dakota School of Mines. During the students' first year, they are introduced to engineering ethics by participating in a debate about a hypothetical engineering dilemma. The are asked to argue each side of the tissue and the goal is for them to come out with an understanding of how to carefully analyze a situation before they draw conclusions. In the second year, the students are introduced to engineering codes of ethics and fundamental cannons, as well as guidelines for how to use these tools to look at actions to be taken to resolve an ethical dilemma. The article looks at the success of this approach, and outlines the next steps to be take in enlarging the program.
NotesCover Date: October 2005.Source Info: 11(4), 655-658. Language: English. Journal Announcement: 40-2. Subject: CURRICULUM; EDUCATION; ENGINEERING; ETHICS; TECHNOLOGY. Update Code: 20090226.
DOI10.1007/s11948-005-0033-0
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