Postgraduate Course: Ethics in a Technological Society (THET11020)
|School||School of Divinity
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The course provides an in depth study of seminal texts in the moral, philosophical and theological reception and critique of technology. The course will involve investigation of the moral implications of the social shaping of technology and its implications for democratic institutions and religious traditions with the aid of case studies of genetic engineering, industrial agriculture and aquaculture, and communal resistance to technological change.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
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| Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
- Precis and critique principal philosophical, sociological and theological narratives of technology.
- Identify and discuss the moral implications of the technological shaping of human life.
- Assess the cultural, ecological and spiritual impacts of genetic engineering, computer technology and industrial agriculture and aquaculture.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Prof Michael Northcott
Tel: (0131 6)50 8947
|Course secretary||Ms Joanne Hendry
Tel: (0131 6)50 7227