Ethics in Society, Technology and the Environment

Course Code GNED-212
Lecture hours per week 3
Lab hours per week
Course Availability: Open

This course provides students with an understanding of the impact of technology on society and the environment. The course examines ethical issues governing social, technological and environmental policies, and the impact of their implementation. Students will learn to analyze, question and resolve ethical dilemmas by developing a personal framework for ethical and moral decision-making. Students will explore their responsibilities in their personal and professional lives, in the community and in the global environment. Class discussions will include: privacy versus law enforcement, access to information, freedom of speech versus control of content, stem cell research and medical advances in the context of culture, global warming, green energies and sustainable technologies.