Course title
8M105800
Engineering Ethics

hanaoka ryuki
Class name
Technology and Ethics
Keywords
  • Ethics of technology
  • Risk
  • Environmental pollut
  • Adverse drug reactio
  • Technologist
Course description
This course introduces the foundations of ethics of technology to students taking this course. The ethics of technology is not only professional ethics for technologists, but also ethics about the way science and technology ought to be. The ethics requires the control of technology at the level of the national-social policy, organization and individual. We will investigate its ethical challenges imposed on the technology totally, interdisciplinary, multilaterally by several case studies.
Purpose of class
The aim of this course is to help students acquire the thinking faculty of the ethical problems about technology needed to technologists or experts in the future. It also enhances the development of students’ skill in making oral presentation and self-regulated learning.
Goals and objectives
  1. Students are expected to understand the ethical challenges imposed on technology.
  2. Students are expected to consider various measures to deal with the challenges above.
  3. Students are expected to acquire an understanding of fundamental concepts and methods in ethics.
Language
Japanese
Class schedule

Class schedule HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.) Amount of Time Required
1. Introduction: Technology and ethics Check the contents of syllabus and prepare the corresponding questions. 180minutes
2. Adverse drug reaction and ethics 1: Case of Thalidomide Check the contents of syllabus and prepare the corresponding questions. 180minutes
3. Presentation and discussion (Case of thalidomide) Review the last class and prepare presentation (for presenter). 180minutes
4. Adverse drug reaction and ethics 2: Case of Iressa Check the contents of syllabus and prepare the corresponding questions. 180minutes
5. Presentation and discussion (Case of Iressa) Review the last class and prepare presentation (for presenter). 180minutes
6. Environmental pollution and ethics 1: Case of Minamata disease, Itai-itai disease, Asbestos disaster Check the contents of syllabus and prepare the corresponding questions. 180minutes
7. Presentation and discussion (Case of Minamata disease, Itai-itai disease, Asbestos disaster) Review the last class and prepare presentation (for presenter). 180minutes
8. Nuclear power plant disaster and ethics Check the contents of syllabus and prepare the corresponding questions. 180minutes
9. Presentation and discussion (Case of nuclear power plant disaster and ethics) Review the last class and prepare presentation (for presenter). 180minutes
10. Medical technology and ethics: Assisted reproductive technology and Genome editing Check the contents of syllabus and prepare the corresponding questions. 180minutes
11. Presentation and discussion (Assisted reproductive technology and Genome editing) Review the last class and prepare presentation (for presenter). 180minutes
12. Export of pollution Check the contents of syllabus and prepare the corresponding questions. 180minutes
13. Presentation and discussion (Export of pollution) Review the last class and prepare presentation (for presenter). 180minutes
14. Biotechnology and ethics: Genetically-modified crop Check the contents of syllabus and prepare the corresponding questions. 180minutes
15. Presentation and discussion (Genetically-modified crop) Review the last class and prepare presentation (for presenter). 180minutes
Total. - - 2700minutes
Relationship between 'Goals and Objectives' and 'Course Outcomes'

Presentation Response card Total.
1. 30% 5% 35%
2. 30% 5% 35%
3. 30% 30%
Total. 90% 10% -
Evaluation method and criteria
Your final grade will be calculated according to the following process: Presentation (50%), and a fraction of in-class contribution (50%).
Textbooks and reference materials
Textbooks and reference materials will be introduced in class.
Prerequisites
We highly recommend to reading the syllabus in this class and organize your questions about science and technology.
Course objectives
The student will cultivate “the capacity to leverage knowledge”, “basic skills versus self” and “basic skills versus challenge”.
Office hours and How to contact professors for questions
  • We will respond your questions and consultations (prior booking essential). E-mail also acceptable.
Relation to the environment
Environment-related course (20%)
Regionally-oriented
Non-regionally-oriented course
Development of social and professional independence
  • Course that cultivates a basic problem-solving skills
Active-learning course
More than one class is interactive
Last modified : Fri Apr 14 04:02:07 JST 2017