The journal should be in
a loose leaf notebook or other bound format, neatly organized, and separated
by assignment. The journal cover page should have the last five digits
of your social security number but not your name!
Journal 1 has 2 components.
Part 1 is a compilation
of the work you have been doing in preparation for every class. Simply
assemble this material and submit it in the order indicated below.
Part 2 is comprised
of 2 typed double spaced essays, approximately 1.5-2 pages in length.
The second essay assignment will be posted after class on Sept 19.
is STRONGLY recommended that you supplement your journal with other notes,
web sites, thoughts, news clippings etc you may have assembled as part
of the class assignments. This will be a valuable resource
for YOU. I would enjoy seeing this if you wish to submit it for me
points, earned in 2 parts as described below.)
1: COMPILATION OF WORK
Due date: SEPT
Case study notes for: (50 points)
3.3, 3.4, 3.6, 3.10, 3.12
Chapter 11: 11.2,
11.5, 11.9, 11.12
4.5, 4.6, 4.7, 4.9, 4.12
7.3, 7.7, 7.9, 7.10, 7.12
8.1, 8.4, 8.5, 8.6, 8.8
Three main points for each of the chapters in the reading (20 points)
Copies of site information downloaded from: (10 points)
Your professional code of conduct and one paragraph critique (10
Pugwash assignment (10 points)
Ethics sites exploration, responses for TWO websites (20 points)
What is Student Pugwash?
What is the Pugwash
Would you sign the
pledge? why or why not?
(Part 1 Total: 120
who is responsible
for organizing and maintaining this website?
who funds the website?
what are the ethical
concerns about science addressed by this site?
summarize your overall
impression of the site. What novel information if any did you learn?
2: ESSAYS 1 & 2
Due date: SEPT 26
Essay 1. Scientific
and Academic Misconduct.
What is meant by
scientific integrity? What is scientific misconduct and how is it
defined? Do you believe that the accepted definition of scientific
misconduct is adequate? Why/ why not? In class we discussed
academic misconduct as it pertains to cheating on exams. What parallels
exist between scientific and academic misconduct? Summarize the points
made by other students in the class regarding the process of blowing the
whistle on a student who is cheating. Based on the comments, do you
think the class was well informed about the procedures for dealing with
academic misconduct? Do you believe that academic misconduct guidelines
and procedures are enforced by students? Should they be? How important
is it for individuals engaged in scientific or academic misconduct to be
accountable? Who is responsible for ensuring that misconduct is identified
and indemnified? (20 points)
Essay 2. Case
You have been provided
with literature about ethics as part of this course. For this last assignment,
write an essay that critically analyzes the approach that you used to assess
the case studies. In particular, go back and determine whether overall
your decisions were based on consequentialist (acts or rules based utilitarianism)
OR on deontological (rights based) ethics OR on both. As part of
your essay evaluate how you approached solving the case studies.
What method if any did you use? Did your approach vary as you completed
more of the case studies? What insights were offered when you meet
in the small groups? Now that you have completed this assignment, what
recommendations can you offer to others as they begin to prepare case studies
for analysis? (20 points)