Ethics and Technology (STS-UY 2144)

Ethical expertise is integral to the careers and responsibilities of engineering and technology management professionals, from long-standing issues around professional responsibilities to society and more recent controversies such as “techlash” concerns about bias, equity, and surveillance. This survey course introduces undergraduate students to some of the most relevant ethical issues in engineering and the technology industry today. Students will begin by exploring basic ethical approaches from a variety of philosophical traditions and how these principles have historically been integrated into engineering professions. Then, students will study a variety of topics of high importance to engineers today, including ethics in computing, data, and automated systems; medical ethics, past and present; disability ethics and activism; ethical issues related to the environment and climate change; and ethical issues related to race and gender. | Notes: Satisfies a HuSS elective.

Science and Technology (Undergraduate)
4 credits – 6 Weeks

Sections (Summer 2024)

STS-UY 2144-000 (4704)
05/20/2024 – 07/02/2024 Tue,Wed,Thu
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM (Morning)
at Brooklyn Campus
Instructed by Rafeh, Hined

Science, Technology and Society (STS-UY 1004)

This course introduces important issues, historical and contemporary, related to science and technology from a variety of social, political and philosophical viewpoints. The multidisciplinary approach helps students to understand the interaction between science, technology and society and to discover the conditions that foster technological innovation. The scientific and technological way of thinking becomes clear through historical examples, helping students to consider important issues of science and technology policy, such as how science and technology can be used to benefit society and how one can foster innovation in a society or an organization. | Prerequisites: Completion of first year writing requirements. Co-requisites: None. Notes: Satisfies a HuSS Elective.

Science and Technology (Undergraduate)
4 credits – 14 Weeks

Sections (Fall 2023)

STS-UY 1004-000 (15489)
09/05/2023 – 12/15/2023 Tue,Thu
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM (Morning)
at Brooklyn Campus
Instructed by Rafeh, Hined

STS-UY 1004-000 (15367)
09/05/2023 – 12/15/2023 Mon,Wed
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM (Early afternoon)
at Brooklyn Campus
Instructed by Sloane, Mona