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College Catalog 2020-2021 
College Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHI 120 Ethics in Engineering and Technology

Credits: (3)
This course is an investigation into fundamental ethical issues relating to the fields of engineering and technology. It will focus on organizing principles and ethical theory to frame problems that are typically encountered in the engineering industry. Topics to be discussed include: professional responsibility and accountability; honesty and integrity in the workplace; intellectual property; conflicts of interest; environmental issues; risk, safety and product reliability; legal liability; and diversity in the workplace. Contemporary case studies will be examined and debated in the context of such traditional philosophical schools of thought as Utilitarianism and Kantian ethics. Prerequisite(s): ENG 103  or permission of instructor.