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ERIC Number: EJ920471
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Implementing and Evaluating a Chemistry Course in Chemical Ethics and Civic Responsibility
McClure, Craig P.; Lucius, Aaron L.
Journal of Chemical Education, v87 n11 p1171-1175 Nov 2010
An upper-level undergraduate course that explores ethics in chemistry and the impact of chemical innovations on society has been developed. Goals of this course were to promote student recognition of ethical considerations in chemical innovations and chemical research and demonstrate the link between the application of chemical innovations and the formation of government policy. The course involved presentation and discussion on multiple topics along with student writing about a use of chemistry in society and expression of students' own opinions based on their literature research. The SENCER-SALG assessment was used to elicit students' opinions on their experience in this course. Student responses indicate that the course had a positive influence on their recognition of chemistry in society and their likelihood of civic engagement. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A