PHIL402.02 FA23 · AVEP
Engineering Ethics (PHIL402)
Dr. Cami Koepke Dr. Nellie Wieland
[this section for Antelope Valley Lancaster students only]
This course introduces students to the basics of ethical theory and a survey of topics in engineering ethics. Students will learn about moral theories and professional codes of ethics. Drawing on these theories and principles, students will discover how ethical considerations are relevant in cost-benefit analysis with reference to human and animal lives and the environment, the nature and relevance of engineering risks, the design of engineering artifacts, the importance of protecting privacy, responsibility for sustainability, and issues with collective responsibility. The content will prepare students to take an ethically good approach to doing engineering research and applied projects.
GE/GR areas: upper-division C (humanities) and WI (writing)