MyOOPS開放式課程
請加入會員以使用更多個人化功能
來自全球頂尖大學的開放式課程,現在由世界各國的數千名義工志工為您翻譯成中文。請免費享用!
課程來源:MIT
     
目前本課程尚未完成翻譯,請耐心等待,我們會儘快處理

以下為系統擷取之英文原文



ESD.932 Engineering Ethics

Spring 2006

Photo of abandoned house.The Love Canal toxic waste site, with its long history of health effects, cleanup efforts, and eventual relocation of all residents, is one of the case studies considered in this course. (Photograph courtesy of U.S. EPA.)

Course Highlights

This course features audio lectures from most class sessions.

Course Description

This course introduces the theory and the practice of engineering ethics using a multi-disciplinary and cross-cultural approach. Theory includes ethics and philosophy of engineering. Historical cases are taken primarily from the scholarly literatures on engineering ethics, and hypothetical cases are written by students. Each student will write a story by selecting an ancestor or mythic hero as a substitute for a character in a historical case. Students will compare these cases and recommend action.

Special Features

Technical Requirements

Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .mp3.





Syllabus

Course Description

This course is presented in three parts: theory; case studies; and research and presentation. The greater part of the time in this course is spent in Part 2 on the engineering ethics case studies. The course will be graded from a mid-term covering Part 1 and some topics in Part 2, and from a major paper and presentation. This is a group project on a topic from Part 2, pulling together in-depth research by individuals in Part 3.

Part 1 consists in ethics, philosophy of engineering, and the engineering ethics case study methodology. Major features of Western ethics in the Greek and Latin traditions are studied. Kant, Mill, Kierkegaard and Augustine are among the readings. Ties from the West to other cultural traditions are made by the narrative approach to ethics with emphasis on mythic stories. Joseph Campbell is principal consultant. Philosophy of engineering is laid down in the four major categories of philosophy: metaphysics, ethics, epistemology and education. Readings include, respectively: Aristotle's The Metaphysics; Pinkus' Engineering Ethics; Vincenti's What Engineers Know And How They Know It; B. V. Koen's Discussion of the Method; and Harvard University's General Education in a Free Society and ASEE's Grinter Report.

Part 2 consists in engineering ethics case studies. Historical cases are taken primarily from the scholarly literatures on engineering ethics, and hypothetical cases are written by students. Each student will write a story by selecting an ancestor or mythic hero as a substitute for a character in a historical case. Students will compare these cases and recommend action. Readings include: Harris' Engineering Ethics; and Broome's The Concrete Sumo.

Part 3 readies the students for their major papers. Cases are selected and teams are organized around them. The cases are studied in-depth in pairs of approaches as was done in Part 2. The in-depth studies are assigned by the team, but conducted by individuals. Dry runs for the presentations are conducted.



Course Level

This course is a graduate level course, and is open to undergraduates with the instructor's permission.



Course Calendar

Topics for the lectures are as follows.

Instructors: TB = Dr. Taft Broome


Lec #TopicsINSTRUCTORS
Part 1: Theory
1Introduction to the Course: Purpose, Objectives, Scope, Methods, DiscussionTB
2Introduction to Ethics ITB
3Introduction to Ethics II; Initial Discussion of B. F. Goodrich CaseTB
4Introduction to Philosophy of Engineering IProf. Joel Moses
5Introduction to Philosophy of Engineering IITB
6Introduction to Engineering Ethics: Codes of Ethics, Whistle Blowing, Case Study MethodologyTB
7Case Studies: Finish Challenger Case; Ford Pinto CaseTB
Part 2: Case Studies
8Case Studies: Chernobyl, Three Mile IslandTB
9Case Studies (cont.): News ArticlesTB
10Case Studies: Chernobyl, Three Mile Island (cont.)TB
11Case Studies: B. F. Goodrich A7D Air Force BrakesTB
12First Principles of Engineering EthicsTB
Mid Term
13Solving Ethical Problems: Discussion of Heroes, Journeys, and Virtue in MythologyTB
14Individual, Professional, and Institutional ValuesProf. Sheila Widnall
15Leadership in Engineering and IndustryTB
16Competency with Good CharacterTB
17Recap of Semester so Far; Introduction to Codes of EthicsTB
18Codes of Ethics (cont.)TB
19Safety; Introduction to Narrative EthicsTB
20Ethical TerminologyTB
Part 3: Research Projects
21Planning for Public Seminar; Terminology (cont.)TB
22Public Seminar on Narrative Ethics

Purpose: to initiate a systematic approach to the problems of identifying cross-cultural issues in the ethical education of science and engineering students, and extract from these issues lessons that may enhance the research experience in the globalization process
TB with Prof. Segun Gbadegesin, Howard University
23Human FlourishingTB
24Student PresentationStudents
Final Exam: Final Written Report





Grading Policy


ACTIVITIESPERCENTAGES
Class Participation10%
Homework25%
Early Presentation20%
Final Presentation20%
Final Written Report25%





Instructor Biography

Dr. Taft Broome is the Martin Luther King Jr. Visiting Professor during the Spring 2006 term.

Dr. Broome holds an Sc.D., which he received from George Washington University in 1972. A Professor of Engineering at Howard University, he has served there as Chair of the Civil Engineering Department and Chair of the University Senate.

Dr. Broome has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in civil and environmental engineering, focusing on structures and vibrations. His research centers on continuous and combined dynamical systems; ethics and philosophy of engineering; character and development; and race and techno-citizenship. He has published extensively in these areas.

Dr. Broome is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a Rensselaer Alumni Fellow, and he has served in leadership positions at the national level in more than a dozen scholarly and professional societies. He has received numerous awards from student organizations for outstanding teaching and service, and is faculty advisor of Howard University's chapter of the Society of Women Engineers.

Dr. Broome has been a visiting professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Duke University and a summer research fellow at NASA and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.





Readings

Amazon logo When you click the Amazon logo to the left of any citation and purchase the book (or other media) from Amazon.com, MIT OpenCourseWare will receive up to 10% of this purchase and any other purchases you make during that visit. This will not increase the cost of your purchase. Links provided are to the US Amazon site, but you can also support OCW through Amazon sites in other regions. Learn more.


Students are expected to read the following works associated with Parts 1 and 2 of the course. This page also contains a supplemental reading: a draft preface to Professor Broome's forthcoming book on engineering ethics.



Part 1 Readings

Aristotle. The Metaphysics. (Download a version of this from the Internet Classics Archive.)

"The Grinter Report: Summary of the Report on Evaluation of Engineering Education." American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).

Amazon logo Davis, M., ed. Engineering Ethics. Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing Co., 2005. ISBN: 0754625249.

Amazon logo Harris, C. E., et al. Engineering Ethics. 2nd ed. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, 1999. ISBN: 0534533973.

Amazon logo Harvard University. General Education in a Free Society. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1945. ISBN: 0674342518.

Amazon logo Koen, B. V. Discussion of the Method: Conducting the Engineer's Approach to Problem Solving. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2003. ISBN: 0195155998.

Amazon logo Mitcham, C. Thinking Through Technology: The Path Between Engineering and Philosophy. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1994. ISBN: 0226531988.

Amazon logo Pinkus, R. L. B., et al. Engineering Ethics: Balancing Cost, Schedule, and Risk - Lessons Learned from the Space Shuttle. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 1997. ISBN: 0521437504.

Amazon logo Vincenti, W. G. What Engineers Know and How They Know It: Analytical Studies from Aeronautical History. Reprint ed. Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1993. ISBN: 0801845882.



Part 2 Readings

Broome, T. H. The Concrete Sumo. Cleveland, OH: Online Ethics Center for Engineering and Science, Case Western Reserve University, 1999.

Amazon logo Harris, C. E., et al. Engineering Ethics. 2nd ed. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, 1999. ISBN: 0534533973.

Amazon logo Pinkus, R. L. B., et al. Engineering Ethics: Balancing Cost, Schedule, and Risk - Lessons Learned from the Space Shuttle. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 1997. ISBN: 0521437504.



Supplementary Reading

Professor Broome is completing a book related to this course. A draft of the preface is presented here as a supplementary reading.

The Nature of Engineering - Author's Preface (PDF)





Assignments

This page summarizes the assignments completed during the term.



Part 1 Homework

Students completed two types of assignment during Part 1.



Part 2 Homework

During the case study phase of the course, students crafted hypothetical cases. Each student crafted a story by selecting an ancestor or mythic hero as a substitute for a character in a historical case. Students compared these cases and recommended action.

Additionally, one student attended a lecture on nuclear submarine safety and reported on it in class.



Part 3 Research Project

The case of cross-cultural ethics was chosen. It had to do with the use of appropriate technology in the Honduras where a student had spent time doing volunteer engineering work.

Three deliverables were required and graded for this project:





Audio Lectures

Special software is required to use some of the files in this section: .mp3.

Audio files for guest lectures are presented courtesy of the instructors, and used with permission.

These files are also available for download from iTunes®.


LEC #TOPICSINSTRUCTORSAUDIO LECTURES
Part 1: Theory
1Introduction to the Course: Purpose, Objectives, Scope, Methods, DiscussionTB
2Introduction to Ethics ITB
3Introduction to Ethics II; Initial Discussion of B. F. Goodrich CaseTB(MP3 - 14.4MB)
4Introduction to Philosophy of Engineering IProf. Joel Moses(MP3 - 17.3MB)
5Introduction to Philosophy of Engineering IITB(MP3 - 18.6MB)
6Introduction to Engineering Ethics: Codes of Ethics, Whistle Blowing, Case Study MethodologyTB(MP3 - 18.9MB)
7Case Studies: Finish Challenger Case; Ford Pinto CaseTB(MP3 - 17.4MB)
Part 2: Case Studies
8Case Studies: Chernobyl, Three Mile IslandTB(MP3 - 17.9MB)
9Case Studies (cont.): News ArticlesTB(MP3 - 15MB)
10Case Studies: Chernobyl, Three Mile Island (cont.)TB(MP3 - 17.4MB)
11Case Studies: B. F. Goodrich A7D Air Force BrakesTB(MP3 - 12.6MB)
12First Principles of Engineering EthicsTB(MP3 - 22.8MB)
13Solving Ethical Problems: Discussion of Heroes, Journeys, and Virtue in MythologyTB(MP3 - 17.7MB)
14Individual, Professional, and Institutional ValuesProf. Sheila Widnall(MP3 - 17.3MB)
15Leadership in Engineering and IndustryTB(MP3 - 13.5MB)
16Competency with Good CharacterTB(MP3 - 16.7MB)
17Recap of Semester so Far; Introduction to Codes of EthicsTB(MP3 - 17.9MB)
18Codes of Ethics (cont.)TB(MP3 - 17.1MB)
19Safety; Introduction to Narrative EthicsTB(MP3 - 16.7MB)
20Ethical TerminologyTB(MP3 - 18.1MB)
Part 3: Research Projects
21Planning for Public Seminar; Terminology (cont.)TB(MP3 - 18.3MB)
22Public Seminar on Narrative Ethics

Purpose: to initiate a systematic approach to the problems of identifying cross-cultural issues in the ethical education of science and engineering students, and extract from these issues lessons that may enhance the research experience in the globalization process
TB and Prof. Segun Gbadegesin, Howard University(MP3 - 22.7MB)
23Human FlourishingTB(MP3 - 16.1MB)
24Student PresentationStudents(MP3 - 13.8MB)



留下您對本課程的評論
標題:
您目前為非會員,留言名稱將顯示「匿名非會員」
只能進行20字留言

留言內容:

驗證碼請輸入7 + 7 =

標籤

現有標籤:1
新增標籤:


有關本課程的討論

課程討論
1

Anonymous, 2015-06-19 02:35:26
課程討論
1
Anonymous, 2015-06-19 02:35:26
課程討論
1
Anonymous, 2015-06-19 02:35:24

Creative Commons授權條款 本站一切著作係採用 Creative Commons 授權條款授權。
協助推廣單位: