PHY 406 : Ethical Issues in Physics

TitlePHY 406 : Ethical Issues in Physics
Publication TypeSyllabi
AuthorsThomsen, M
PublisherEastern Michigan University, Department of Physics and Astronomy
Year of Publication2011
Publication Languageeng
AbstractDeveloped and taught by Dr. Marshall Thomsen of Eastern Michigan University, this syllabus for the course "Ethical Issues in Physics" relies on case studies, readings and class discussions to help students explore ethical issues a career physicist may face and to place these issues in the more general context of the nature of science. The course explores the role of ethics in science and professional codes of ethics, responsible conduct of research topics such as data management and ownership, plagiarism, and authorship, and a series of case studies coming from the physics discipline such as the role of physicists in the Manhattan Project, and other readings.
Keywordsethics , ethics courses , Instructional , Instructional Methods , PHYSICS
NotesContributed to the Ethics Education Library on February 23, 2010. Published on line with author's permission. Dr. Thomsen's web page can be seen at
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