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Instructor Info:Pamela Stone
Office Extension x6203
Term: 2012F
Meeting Info: Monday Wednesday
10:30 AM - 11:50 AM Cole Science Center 3-OSTE
10:30 AM - 11:50 AM Cole Science Center 3-OSTE
Description: This course is for advanced (Division 3) students pursuing degrees in the fields of anthropology and human biology. Students whose research interests are within these fields face certain ethical questions and concerns inherent to these areas of study. For example, whom does their research benefit? What are the implications of the research to the individual or related cultural group? Does the field of research have ethical guidelines? For emerging scientists and academics, the answers to questions such as these must be personally formulated, considered, and understood through the particular field's code of ethics. In addition to exploring the ethical dimensions of research and structures of knowledge, students will share their own research (thesis, Division III work) with the class. Students will have the opportunity for peer review and for discussion of how their own research projects are progressing. Short reading assignments and research into the ethics of individual fields of study will be required.