Teaching Science and Ethics to Undergraduates: A Multidisciplinary Approach

Sci Eng Ethics. 2013 Jun: 535-43, doi: 10.1007/s11948-011-9338-3

Epub 2012 Jan 3

12 Pages Posted: 3 Dec 2013

Date Written: June 1, 2013

Abstract

The teaching of the ethical implications of scientific advances in science courses for undergraduates has significant advantages for both science and non-science majors. The article describes three courses taught by the author as examples of the concept, and examines the disadvantages as well as the advantages. A significant advantage of this approach is that many students take the courses primarily because of the ethical component who would not otherwise take science. A disadvantage is less time in the course for the science; arguably, this is outweighed by the greater retention of the science when it is put into context.

Keywords: ethics, science, teaching

JEL Classification: Z00

Suggested Citation

McGowan, Alan H., Teaching Science and Ethics to Undergraduates: A Multidisciplinary Approach (June 1, 2013). Sci Eng Ethics. 2013 Jun: 535-43, doi: 10.1007/s11948-011-9338-3 , Epub 2012 Jan 3, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2362545

Alan H. McGowan (Contact Author)

The New School ( email )

65 W 11 St
New York, NY 10011
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.newschool.edu

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