STS.011 American Science: Ethical Conflicts and Political Choices, Fall 2004
American Science: Ethical Conflicts and Political Choices
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Explores the changing roles, ethical conflicts, and public perceptions of science and scientists in American society from World War II to the present. Studies specific historical episodes focusing on debates between scientists and the contextual factors influencing their opinions and decisions. Topics include the atomic bomb project, environmental controversies, the Challenger disaster, biomedical research, genetic engineering, (mis)use of human subjects, scientific misconduct and whistleblowing.
risk, science, society, ethics, politics, technology, history, america, controversy, atomic, whistleblowing