Science, Technology, & Ethics Concentration

Science and technology are major forces that shape what it means to be human in the 21st century.  Philosophers are engaged in the discussions that now rage over the ethical impacts of emerging technologies such as AI, Robotics, nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technology as well as providing insight into cutting edge fields of science such as cognitive science, theoretical physics, and theoretical biology.  This concentration seeks to develop philosophers who can add to these discussions and work in academia and industry to help build technologies that are more just and inclusive.

 
Courses Units
Science, Technology, & Ethics Concentration (4 Classes)
PHIL 102: Logic 4
PHIL 301: Philosophy of Science & Technology 4
PHIL 309: Roboethics 4
One Elective 4

 

Advisor: Dr. John Sullins

Coursework includes preparation in the fundamental theories of the philosophy of science, the philosophy of technology, and applied ethics topics such as RoboEthics.