2019 Scientific Ethics

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Academic unit or major
Graduate major in Chemical Science and Engineering
Instructor(s)
Iida Toshiyuki 
Course component(s)
Lecture
Day/Period(Room No.)
Fri7-8(B223)  
Group
-
Course number
CAP.E521
Credits
1
Academic year
2019
Offered quarter
1Q
Syllabus updated
2019/3/18
Lecture notes updated
-
Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

Scientists and engineers must be trusted by the society. They are required not only to observe laws but also to understand how they should conduct as scientists/engineers and to consider public and the environmental impact. In this lecture, students will learn how to act ethically.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to think ethically.

Keywords

Applied ethics, Ethical values, Ethics in R&D

Competencies that will be developed

Intercultural skills Communication skills Specialist skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

Individual topics will be lectured.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction To understant the necessity of ethics for scientists/engineers as professionals.
Class 2 Responsibility of scientists/engineers To understand responsibility of scientists/engineers.
Class 3 Trust and reliability To understand that honesty is the most important for scinetists/engineers.
Class 4 Scientists/engineers in Organizations To understand positionings in organizations of scientists/engineers. To consider how to act when conflicts of interest occurs.
Class 5 How to solve ethical problems To understand utilitarianism, causistry, etc. and how to solve ethical problems.
Class 6 Group discussion To find the difference among members through case study.
Class 7 Environmental protection and SR To understand the importance of sustainability and social responsibility.
Class 8 Intellectual property rights, Globalization To understand the difference between patent and know-how. To understand important points in the global context.

Textbook(s)

none

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Harris,C.E. et al. Engineering Ethics Concepts and Cases, Wadsworth, 2014.
Broad, W. and Wade, N. Betrayers of the Future Fraud and Deceit in the Halls of Science, Simon and Shuster, 1982.

Assessment criteria and methods

Evaluating mini tests and contribution to the group discussion

Related courses

  • CAP.E422 : Presentation Practice

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

none

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