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Engineering Ethics

General

Prefix

GENG

Course Number

103

Course Level

Undergraduate

College/School

College of Science and Engineering

Description

Major ethical theories; sources of ethics; professional responsibilities; social impact of engineering ethics. Application of ethical theories and professional codes to case studies of engineering projects in which engineers made questionable ethical decisions and members of the public may have been killed. For transfer students without an ethics component in their introductory engineering course.

Credits

Min

2

Max

2

Repeatable

No

Goals and Diversity

MN Goal Course

Yes

MN Goal Designation(s)

09

Learning Outcomes

Outcome

Explain the connections among education, citizenship, and participation in a democratic society.

Outcome

Explain major ethical or political theories.

Outcome

Describe how interpretations of ethics or citizenship may vary by nationality, ethnicity, race, color, religion, gender, ability and disability, or sexual orientation.

Outcome

Apply concepts such as democracy, rights, morality, justice, virtue, liberty and obligation to personal, professional, and public issues.

Outcome

Analyze and evaluate alternative theoretical approaches or formulate solutions to ethical or civic issues.

Outcome

Develop and exercise personal agency or ethical judgment in the public domain.

Course Outline

Course Outline

Ethics and morality. 10% Minor ethical theories. 10% Utilitarianism. 10% Libertarianism. 10% Deontologicalism. 10% Rights ethics. 10% Divine command and golden rule ethics. 10% Applied ethics and professional ethics codes. 20% Environmental ethics. 10%

Dependencies

Programs

GENG103 is a completion requirement for: