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Engineering ethics education in the U.S.: where it is and where it should go

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K. D. Stephan ; Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Massachusetts Univ., Amherst, MA, USA

In this paper, I propose a new model for engineering and technological ethics which looks beyond the usual health and safety issues to the broader effects of engineering on society. Most current engineering curricula emphasize the “how” of engineering almost to the exclusion of the “why”. I propose a two-phase approach to a systematic yet flexible treatment of these larger issues, in which one or more humanities courses are coupled with an engineering course on the roles of technology in society

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Frontiers in Education Conference, 2000. FIE 2000. 30th Annual  (Volume:2 )

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