Department of Philosophy
Program Director: James Syfers
The minor is designed to complement the student's major program, as well as to appeal to students wishing to undertake a portion of their General Education requirement in an organized cycle of course work bearing upon the theme of the ethical, social, and human responsibilities of science and technology. Courses listed all have substantive elements dealing with ethical issues within this context.
Students interested in this minor should contact NEXA, HUM 415, or telephone (415) 338-1302 from 1:00–5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday while classes are in session.
MINOR IN ETHICAL ISSUES IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Courses for this program are listed in alphabetical sequence (see Course Disciplines listing in the "Announcement of Courses" section).
Core Requirements Units PHIL 440 Ethics at Work or PHIL 450 Ethics 3 Two courses selected from: 6 NEXA 389 The Darwinian Revolution NEXA 390 The Einstein Revolution NEXA 391 Biological Sex and Cultural Gender Total for core 9 Electives Two courses in philosophy from the following: 6 PHIL 365 Science and Civilization PHIL 383 Ethics in Medicine PHIL 430 Ethics of Ecology [topic course] PHIL 395 Philosophy of Technology [topic course] One course in NEXA chosen from the following: 3 NEXA 330 The Marxian Revolution NEXA 340 The Nuclear Revolution NEXA 350 Explorations of the Future NEXA 362 Computers in the Arts and Humanities NEXA 380 Cosmologies and Worldviews NEXA 389 The Darwinian Revolution* NEXA 390 The Einsteinian Revolution* NEXA 391 Biological Sex and Cultural Gender* NEXA 392 Culture and Technology NEXA 397 Communication Between Humans and Other Animals NEXA 398 John Steinbeck and "Doc" Ricketts: Literature and the Sea Two additional courses from the following: 6 PHYS 305 Science and Human Values BIOL 317 Environmental Health: Cancer BIOL 318 Our Polluted Planet BIOL 320 Conservation of Natural Resources BIOL 321 Magic, Myths, and Medicine: A History of Medicine BIOL 330 Human Sexuality BIOL 333 The Genetic Revolution BIOL 349 Senior Integrative Seminar: Bioethics DAI 156 History of Technology GEOG 600 Environmental Problems GEOL 305 Societal Problems of Energy HUM 380 Nature and Human Values IR/SS 520 Modernization and Third World Countries LARA 210 Latino Health Care Perspectives PHYS 600 Science and Society SOC 476 Medical Sociology SPCH 570 Human Communication and Technology BIOL/WOMS 677 Science and Gender Total for minor 24*Courses taken to fulfill the core requirements may not be repeated for elective credit.
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