BIO 55 Bioethics (3)
Credit, Degree Applicable
Ethical principles will be applied to scientific work and to the emergence of new technologies. Principles to be considered include: professional conduct among scientists, the role of governmental regulation, individual choice, safety, and the rationale for particular areas of research. Attention will be given to genetic engineering of humans and other organisms, cloning, race, stem cells, pesticide use, and other areas of science.
Offered on occasion
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Describe the science behind emerging technologies and appraise their use in society.
- Outcome 2: Examine the role of public opinion in the direction of scientific inquiry and technological development.
- Outcome 3: Analyze the role of regulatory agencies, both professional and governmental, in scientific research and technological development.
- Outcome 4: Assess various ethical controversies of current interest, including, but not limited to, controversies in the genetic engineering of humans and other organisms, cloning, stem cells, and pesticide use.
- Outcome 5: Evaluate instances where scientific misconduct has been alleged.