- Introductory course in ethics or in the relationship between science and society.
- General knowledge of the principal problems, schools of thought, and concepts in these areas.
The seminar will deal with a theme in the area of the ethics of the relationship between science and society to be determined by its members in relation to research projects in which they are currently involved. Active participation in discussion is strongly encouraged. Professors and researchers from the UCL who are interested in the topic and specialists in the topic from outside the UCL may participate in the seminar.
The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and
command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be
accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled
“Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :
Upon completion of the seminar, the student should be able :
- To conduct research into a particular theme in the area of the ethics of the relationship between science and society based on a critical analysis of major works and texts by authors dealing with that theme, as well as on contributions presented within the framework of the seminar;
- To write a scientific paper on a precisely delimited topic that is germane to the theme of the seminar ;
- To participate actively in cooperative research concerning the ethics of the relationship between science and society, especially through active participation in the discussion of contributions made within the framework of the seminar.