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Unformatted text preview: 1 Fall 2010 Syllabus ENGR/PHIL 482 Engineering Ethics Dr. Ed Harris Dr. Ray W. James, P.E. Dr. Charles Glover 979-845-5679 979-845-7265 979-845-3389 [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] Bolton 309 B Zachry 204 BRWN 232 Office Hours: Office Hours: Office Hours: M 8-10, 3-5; W 8-10, 4-5 tba Wed 4:00-5:00 pm “Why should I take this course in ethics? I am an ethical person.” Please remember that this is a course in professional ethics, not personal ethics. Empirical research, some of it done on this class, suggests that training in professional ethics is related to lower incidents of professional malpractice. You should consider this course an integral part of your professional training. This class will challenge you to explore the relationship between ethics and engineering, both theoretically and practically. Our course objectives (which we hope you will not only seek to know, but master): Know some common methods for analyzing and resolving ethical problems. Develop the capacity to think analytically, critically, and creatively about ethical and professional issues in engineering and technology. Know some of the classic cases in engineering ethics and some of the typical ethical and professional issues which arise in engineering. Know the NSPE code and the code of your own professional society and the professional societies and organizations in engineering. Improve skills in effective communication , both oral and written, especially with regard to ethical and professional issues in engineering. Engineering Ethics, Concepts and Cases , 4 th edition. Harris, Pritchard and Rabins. Please note: The references in the syllabus (under the topic “Calendar of Topics”) are to this book (see next section): Notes will be available on the class web page. I. Course Learning Outcomes: II. Required Textbooks: 2 The notes are a valuable study aid in topical form, but not a substitute for attending class or reading the textbook. Many of the questions on the mid-term and final exams are taken directly from the textbook Access class materials through Vista (formerly Web-CT) at elearning.tamu.edu To access Vista, using Mozilla Firefox instead of Interest Explorer is better You can download Firefox at http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/ . To access Vista, and the class materials, point Firefox to http://elearning.tamu.edu . You will be presented with a Vista login screen. Select the top box labeled “TAMU (NetID)” and login with your NetID and password. You will be presented with a screen with a list of courses associated with your name. Select the engineering ethics course. You will be presented with the home page for this course and links to course resources....
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