10.01 Ethics for Engineers
Integrates classical readings that provide an overview of ethics with a survey of case studies that focus on ethical problems arising in the practice of engineering. Readings taken from a variety of sources, such as Aristotle, Machiavelli, Bacon, Hobbes, Locke, the Founding Fathers, and the Bible. Case studies include written analyses and films that address engineering disasters, biotechnology, court cases, ethical codes, and the ultimate scope and aims of engineering. Students taking independent inquiry version 6.9041 expand the scope of their term project.
This class has no prerequisites.
Lecture occurs 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM on Tuesdays in 66-144.
This class counts for a total of 6 credits.
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