21W.732-2 Introduction to Technical Communication: Ethics in Science and Technology

As taught in: Fall 2006

La Géode, part of the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie in the Parc de la Villette located in Paris, France. Architect Adrien Fainsilber, engineer and sculptor Gérard Chamaillou. (Image courtesy of Sébastien Kuperberg [Seb*].)

Level:

Undergraduate

Instructors:

Robert Doherty

Course Description

This section of Introduction to Technical Communication deals with ethical issues associated with the design, use, and propagation of technology. At virtually all stages of development and use, any technology can carry with it ethical dilemmas for both creators and users. Of particular interest is how such dilemmas are resolved (or complicated) according to how effectively they are communicated to stakeholders.