Essential Ethics for Global Leadersm16S1014n

Course Title
Essential Ethics for Global Leadersm16S1014n
Essential Ethics for Global Leaders
‰Θ–Ϊ‹ζ•ͺE‰Θ–ΪŽν ‹€’ʉȖځi‘OŠϊ‰Ϋ’φj ƒNƒ‰ƒX ”ŽŽm‰Ϋ’φ‹€’Κ
CCBM   ·¬Ψ±Γή»ή²έ  
’PˆΚ” 2.0’PˆΚ —šC”NŽŸ 1`3”N

’S“–‹³ˆυ Ξ“c@ˆΐŽΐ
ŠwŠϊ ‘OW’†
2016/06/14 5 ` 6 Œΐ (13:20 ` 14:50) ‹€’ʍu‹`“1†ŠΩ303ŽΊ
2016/06/21 5 ` 8 Œΐ (13:20 ` 16:30) ‹€’ʍu‹`“1†ŠΩ303ŽΊ
2016/06/28 5 ` 8 Œΐ (13:20 ` 16:30) ‹€’ʍu‹`“1†ŠΩ303ŽΊ
2016/07/05 5 ` 8 Œΐ (13:20 ` 16:30) ‹€’ʍu‹`“1†ŠΩ303ŽΊ
2016/07/12 5 ` 8 Œΐ (13:20 ` 16:30) ‹€’ʍu‹`“1†ŠΩ303ŽΊ
2016/07/19 5 ` 8 Œΐ (13:20 ` 16:30) ‹€’ʍu‹`“1†ŠΩ303ŽΊ


Occasional reading materials will be given in class.

”­•\=A final project (presentation): 40% of course gradeCŽφ‹Ζ‚Φ‚ΜŽQ‰Α‘Τ“x=Attendance/ Attitude: 60% of course grade

We do not quite often talk of ethical issues. But this does not mean that the issues have no importance for us. On the contrary, we are surrounded by various issues that have significant ethical or moral impacts on us; those who are engaged in science and technology are no exception. For example, given the environmental situation called gglobal warming,h should all of us stop our economic developments?; the advancement of modern medical technologies, such as cloning technologies and reproductive technologies, makes us wonder how much we are allowed to apply these technologies to human beings and change our human nature; advanced life-supporting technologies pose a question of when we should stop medical treatment for patients (it is called gthe problem of euthanasiah). All these questions require some sort of serious ethical reflection. In fact, the complexity of modern sciences and the rapid progress in research and technological development pose a lot of ethical questions for us.
This course will take a close look at the ethical significance found in modern cutting-edge technology and the ethical (moral) challenges posed by modern sciences.@By discussing these issues, students are expected to learn ethically important concepts and master the ways of thinking that would be useful in discussing modern sciences and technological development from ethical viewpoints.@ @@@
As a final assessment, students are to make presentations on modern scientific technology and the ethical problems that can be found in the issues. By the end of the course, students will have improved their listening comprehension skills and be able to present their own opinions with regards to scientific and ethical issues in a coherent and organized manner.

(This is subject to change)
‘ζ‚P‰ρ (6/14: 13:20–14:50) Guidance@

‘ζ‚Q‰ρ (6/21: 13:20–16:30)@Net Surfing for Robots (Human beings vs. Robots)
‘ζ‚R‰ρ (6/28: 13:20–16:30)@Who should decide? : Dax's case (Autonomy vs Beneficence)

‘ζ‚S‰ρ (7/5: 13:20–16:30) Donor-conceived people's right to know donor identity (Justice and non-maleficence)@

‘ζ‚T‰ρ (7/12: 13:20–16:30) Robotic Seniors: Ethics in cyborg technology

‘ζ‚U‰ρ (7/19: 13:20–16:30) Development of natural resources or environmental protection
‘ζ‚V‰ρ (7/26??: 13:20–16:30) Warmer Canada Means Better Wine: Is Global Warming the Cost for our Happy Life?

‘ζ‚W‰ρ (?? 13:20–16:30) Presentation and discussion


[Lecture Types]
Each class will basically consist of a 90-minute of lecture, followed by a discussion session. In each meeting, we will discuss ethical significance and possible problems found in the topic. The class will be conducted in English.

*On Final project:
At the end of the semester, students will explain in English their findings and insights with regards to modern sciences and technology in a 15 minute presentation.@For the presentation, students will pick a topic by themselves, either from those they have studied in class or from other sources including websites (in the latter case, they have to clear the topic with the teacher). Whether the presentation will be done individually or in groups will depend on the number of the students in class.
*On Attendance:
I appreciate interaction and exchange with students in class; I want to know what students think and have their feedback. Therefore, I strongly advise that students attend all of the classes.

It is not easy to find ethical problems in society and discuss them even in Japanese. You have to do so in English in this class and it will be a big challenge for you. But the efforts you make for the course will certainly help you develop your discussion skills which can be applied in many academic settings.