Megan K Carney
BIO A 469
Delineation and analysis of a specific problem or a more general area in biocultural anthropology. Offered occasionally by visiting or resident faculty.
ETHICS AND PROFESSIONALISM IN ARCHEOLOGICAL/BIOCULTURAL RESEARCH
Course Summary: The primary purpose of this course is to provide students with a hands-on, research-appropriate look at ethics and professionalism. The intent is to provide students with conceptual experience (i.e. a framework for considering ethical issues), and to familiarize them with the resources available. The course considers a number of issues that arise in the practice of anthropology, archeology, ecology and animal behavior research, such as: animal rights versus animal welfare, wild animal habituation, informed consent and internal review boards, confidentiality, responsible reporting, academic procedures and responsibilities – including authorship issues and data use and abuse, responsibilities to communities, conservation concerns and responsibilities. Specific topics will vary by enrollment, with those topics most relevant to participating students given preference. Much of the course will be presented by outside discussants and presenters. Representatives from the UW’s Human Subjects Division, IACUC, as well as experienced researchers and professors will be able to present a more informed viewpoint on many considered topics.
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Mix of lecture, discussion, student presentation
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