ESD.932 Engineering Ethics

TitleESD.932 Engineering Ethics
Publication TypeSyllabi
Year of Publication2006
Date PublishedSpring 2006
PublisherMassachusetts Institute of Technology
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsENGINEERING , ethics courses , professional responsibility
AbstractThis course, taught by Taft Broome at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Spring 2006, introduces students to the theory and practice of engineering ethics using a multi-disciplinary and cross-cultural approach. The course explores theories drawn from ethics and the philosophy engineering, and focuses on historical cases and hypothetical cases written by students. Students are asked to write a story by selecting an ancestor or mythic hero as a substitute for a character in a historical case, and are asked to compare these cases and recommend action. Course web site includes the class syllabus, readings, assignments and recorded audio lectures. This course is made accessible through MIT OpenCourseware.
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