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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
 
  Jan 30, 2023
 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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BIOENG 1241 - SOCIETAL, POLITICAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES IN BIOENGINEERING


Minimum Credits: 3
Maximum Credits: 3
Engineering, as a profession, has ethical obligations to society that go beyond the simple application of technology as learned in science and technology courses. Bioethics seeks to supplement technological aspects of bioengineering by engaging students in an analysis of the effects of bioengineering developments on society, focusing on safety of the public as a primary ethical concern. Students are educated on a variety of ethical tools that enable them to analyze fictional, yet realistic, cases. Students are evaluated individually, as well as in groups, with a particular focus on the ethical issues related to their senior design projects (BIOENG 1160 & 1161). Upon completion of the course, students will be able to recognize, articulate, and resolve ethical issues within the arena of bioengineering.
Academic Career: Undergraduate
Course Component: Lecture
Grade Component: Letter Grade
Course Requirements: CREQ: BIOENG 1160; PLAN: Bioengineering (BSE or BEH); LEVEL: Juniors


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