INTD 6095: Responsible Research in Appropriate Technology

2nd Semester 2015-16
Tuesday/Thursday 1:30PM-2:45PM, ADEM 236
Instructor: William J. Frey
School of Business Administration

General Course Objectives

Are you a graduate student who seeking credentials in research ethics? Are you also interested in applying research ethics frameworks in alternative contexts? Do you want to apply your research directly to enhance human wellbeing and address important community and societal issues? Then this course is for you! Topics include:

  • Principles of Responsible Conduct of Research and their relationship to human progress and community development.
  • Moral imagination and moral expertise
  • Realizing of human potentialities and capabilities
  • Developing profitable partnerships to alleviate poverty
  • Social-technical systems and social context of technology
  • Cases related to ongoing work of the GREAT IDEA project in Haiti
  • Partnerships between governments, NGOs, for-profit, and non-profit organizations for attacking problems in developing communities

Course Syllabus, Course Flyer

This course statisfies UPRM reseach ethics traning requirements for federally sponsored researchers!

INTD 5095 Appropriate Technology: Towards Sustainable Wellbeing

2nd Semester 2011-12, 2nd Semester 2012-13
Instructor: Marcel J. Castro Sitiriche
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

General Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course the student shall be able to:

  • Develop a broad awareness of technology and its relationship to human progress.
  • Explain the process of choice that is inherent to technological development and progress
  • Develop an understanding of appropriate technology and its relation to ethics and sustainability
  • Cite and critique traditional and modern examples of appropriate technology
  • Listen to and cooperatively work with members of a community in which a technological solution is proposed
  • Competently undertake employment or research in appropriate technology

Course Syllabus

(Under Construction)