STS 3601

STS 3601

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.

Studies ethical issues involved in engineering practice. Explores the engineer's role in technical decision-making in organizations. Considers the engineer's relationship to the uses of technology in society, especially emerging technologies. Codes of ethics in engineering, ethical theory, philosophical models of knowledge production, and sociological models of human and technological agency are introduced to analyze these issues.

When Offered Spring.

Permission Note Enrollment open to: sophomores, juniors and seniors.
Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: complete First-Year Writing Seminar (FWS).

Distribution Category (ETM-AS, KCM-AS, SSC-AS)

  • Understand current conceptions of engineering ethics.
  • Have an appreciation for philosophical/sociological models underlying analyses of engineering practice.
  • Understand the implications of (2) for considerations of engineering ethics.
  • Be versed in the historical and technical details of particular episodes in engineering.
  • Be able to communicate in writing effective, compelling arguments supported by evidence.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ENGRG 3600

  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 19195 STS 3601   LEC 001

    • MW Upson Hall 222
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Callister, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment open to: (EN) sophomores, juniors, and seniors.