[ 505WIFOGRUK15 ] VU Basics of Science Studies

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3 ECTS B2 - Bachelor's programme 2. year Social Science Julian Reiss 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Pre-requisites (*)keine
Original study plan Bachelor's programme Sociology 2020W
Subject What is the role that scientists in society? Should the public trust science? What is scientific responsibility? What is the relation between science and (social and political) values? In this course, we will problematize these questions. In particular, we will survey the literature on Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR), with examples especially from the biomedical sciences. Next, we will analyze more in detail the relation between science, values, and society by discussing Matthew Brown’s book Science and Moral Imagination.
Criteria for evaluation
Changing subject? Yes
On-site course
Maximum number of participants 200
Assignment procedure Assignment according to priority