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PHIL 236: Ethics and Technology

Description
An overview of ethical issues related to the impact of modern technology on society, on scientific research, on the activities of corporations and professionals, and how technology affects our understanding of ethical responsibility. Specific topics that may be considered include issues in biotechnology (including genetic engineering and genomic medicine), information technology (including data privacy and the use of encryption technologies), as well as related issues such as intellectual property rights and risk assessment.
Credit units
3
Term description
1/2(3L)
College
Arts and Science
Department
Philosophy
Prerequisite(s):
3 credit units in philosophy or completion of 18 credit units at the university level or permission of the instructor.