Ethics in Science
assignment schedule

Date
Assignment
Comments
Tu 2/13 Course ground rules agreement due Read and sign, indicating that you understand and agree to the rules. If you do not understand them, you must schedule a conference with me to go over them.  This is required before other assignments will be accepted.
Tu 2/13 Review of Ethics Training Module -- first call Turn in your reflective essay on the experience of completing an ethics training module by this date and bank 28 extra credit points.
F 2/16 Quiz: Understanding (and avoiding) plagiarism Submit the quiz online (via Canvas) no later than 11:59 PM.
F 2/16 Quiz: Basic concepts and background information for case studies Submit the quiz online (via Canvas) no later than 11:59 PM.
W 2/21 Case Study 1 (initial response) Click here for the case. You should also read this supplementary information about the case. Upload your initial response in Canvas by 11:59 pm.
Th 2/22

Online class meeting

Case Study 1 (part 2)

Participate in the required discussion of Case Study 1 with your classmates on Canvas
F 2/23
Case Study 1 (Quiz)
You will be asked to answer some focused questions about the case in the "Case Study 1 Quiz" (delivered via Canvas). Quiz due by 11:59 pm.

Th 3/1

Tu 3/6

Reading response essay #1 due. The question refers to the Asquith article in the Course Reader. 
Tu 3/6
Review of Ethics Training Module -- second call Turn in your reflective essay on the experience of completing an ethics training module by this date and bank 21 extra credit points.
Th 3/15

Case Study 2

Prepare your initial response to the case before class. After discussion, you will be asked to answer some focused questions about the case in class. Click here for the case. You should also read this supplementary information about the case.
Tu 3/20

Online class meeting

Log in to Canvas to discuss the assigned reading and streaming lecture 12 with your classmates.
Tu 4/3
Review of Ethics Training Module -- third call Turn in your reflective essay on the experience of completing an ethics training module by this date and bank 14 extra credit points.
F 4/6
Research report #1 due.
This is the last date to post your first research report (on either a popular source or a scholarly scientific source) on Canvas. (Of course, you are encouraged to post the research report earlier if you want to!) 
Tu 4/10
Case Study 3 Prepare your initial response to the case before class. After discussion, you will be asked to answer some focused questions about the case in class. Click here for the case. You should also read this supplementary information about the case.
Th 4/12

Online class meeting

Log in to Canvas to discuss the assigned reading and streaming lecture 15 with your classmates.

Th 4/19

Reading response essay #2 due. The question refers to the second Traweek article ("Border Crossings …") in the Course Reader. 
Tu 4/24

Case Study 4

 
Prepare your initial response to the case before class. After discussion, you will be asked to answer some focused questions about the case in class. Click here for the case. You should also read this supplementary information about the case.
Tu 4/24
Review of Ethics Training Module -- fourth call Turn in your reflective essay on the experience of completing an ethics training module by this date and bank 7 extra credit points.

Th 5/3

Reading response essay #3 due. The question refers to the novel Cantor's Dilemma. In your answer, you are free to take account of the claims Weil makes in "Mentoring: Some Ethical Considerations" (in the Course Reader). 
Th 5/10

Final date to submit Review of Ethics Training Module.

 

F

5/11

Research report #2 due.
This is the last date to post your second research report (on either a popular source or a scholarly scientific source -- whichever you didn't use in the first research report) on Canvas. (Of course, you are encouraged to post the research report earlier if you want to!) 
EXAM
FINAL EXAM.

Thur., May 17, 9:45 AM - 12 noon.

 

 

Reading response essay guidelines

Reading response essay questions

Case study response guidelines

Online discussions about case studies

Research reports

Guidelines for review of an ethics training module

Exam review sheet

Case studies for final exam

 

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