BLS 363: Ethics & Technology

This course examines ethical problems posed by technology. Students will examine several areas of technology from a historical, social, legal, and ethical perspective. Reoccurring questions include: How has technology changed our lives? Is this change good? How might the law and ethics adapt to technological changes in the present and near future? Each topic in the course is based upon technologies currently in use or in development for use in the near future.


  • Postman, Neil. Technopoly. Vintage/Random House, 1992. ISBN 0679745408
  • Winston, Morton, & Ralph Edelbach. Society, Ethics, & Technology, 4th ed. Wadsworth, 2009. ISBN 9780495504672