Honors | Research Ethics
H204 | 0014 | N. Koertge
9:05-9:55A MWF BH 247
We will look at some of the ethical dilemmas faced by scholars doing
research in both the sciences and the humanities. Topics will include
plagiarism and collaboration, use of human and animal subjects, and
the responsible reporting of data. We will scrutinize some famous
cases of malpractice as well as trying to articulate philosophical
maxims for good practice.
Students will give brief oral reports an participate in debates, so
regular attendance is required. The written assignments will range
from short essays to a ten-page term paper. You may choose from a wide
range of topics for your written assignments.