College Of Arts and Sciences | Research Ethics
S104 | 0119 | Koertge, N.


Working scientists frequently face ethical issues as they conduct
their research: Is it ever legitimate to deceive the human beings who
are the subjects of psychological research? How should laboratory
animals be protected? Do some research questions have such profound
implications for the way we live that they should never even be
raised? Should the government forbid research on cloning, stem cells
or Kenniwick Man?

This course will explore the ethical dimensions of scientific
research using case materials from a variety of scientific
disciplines  ranging from anthropology through history and physics
to zoology. At the beginning of the semester we will discuss a
different episode each week. Each student will then choose an
individual topics of special interest to them and make written and
oral presentations.