This page summarizes the assignments completed during the term.
Part 1 Homework
Students completed two types of assignment during Part 1.
- They analyzed cases in accordance with Kant, Mill and Plato (as summarized in the Harris text);
- They converted an engineering dynamics problem statement to moral terms and solve it.
Part 2 Homework
During the case study phase of the course, students crafted hypothetical cases. Each student crafted a story by selecting an ancestor or mythic hero as a substitute for a character in a historical case. Students compared these cases and recommended action.
Additionally, one student attended a lecture on nuclear submarine safety and reported on it in class.
Part 3 Research Project
The case of cross-cultural ethics was chosen. It had to do with the use of appropriate technology in the Honduras where a student had spent time doing volunteer engineering work.
Three deliverables were required and graded for this project:
- Dry-run Presentation
- Final Presentation
- Final Written Report