STS.011 American Science: Ethical Conflicts and Political Choices, Fall 2004

TitleSTS.011 American Science: Ethical Conflicts and Political Choices, Fall 2004
Publication TypeSyllabi
Year of PublicationSubmitted
AuthorsGusterson, H
Publication Languageeng
ISBN NumberOther: STS.011-Fall2004; STS.011; IMSCP-MD5-38bf8d4c860803cdadbcefb47e76fb16
654919611
Keywords301501 , America , atomic , controversy , ethics , ethics courses , history , PHILOSOPHY , Politics , PROFESSIONAL ethics , Public Policy , RISK , SCIENCE , society , technology , whistleblowing
AbstractExplores the changing roles, ethical conflicts, and public perceptions of science and scientists in American society from World War II to the present. Studies specific historical episodes focusing on debates between scientists and the contextual factors influencing their opinions and decisions. Topics include the atomic bomb project, environmental controversies, the Challenger disaster, biomedical research, genetic engineering, (mis)use of human subjects, scientific misconduct and whistleblowing.
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URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/49530
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Short TitleSTS.011 American Science: Ethical Conflicts and Political Choices, Fall 2004
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