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Name: Pirate Code for Engineering Ethics
ID: m13849
Language: English (en)
Summary: This module uses the Pirate Creed of Ethics (http://www.jollyrogercayman.com/web%20pages/pirates_creed.htm) to introduce students to engineering and professional codes of ethics. Analyzing the Pirate Creed helps students to see that credos and codes serve different functions, embody values, and send different messages to internal and external communities. After studying and discussing the Pirate Creed, students write and defend their own codes in small groups using a seven step method. With their own codes in place as a critical and interpretive framework, they conclude this module by critically assessing different professional codes of ethics, for example, the Puerto Rico State Society of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors. This module is being developed as a part of an NSF-funded project, "Collaborative Development of Ethics Across the Curriculum Resources and Sharing of Best Practices," NSF SES 0551779.
Subject: Humanities
Keywords: Code of Ethics, Engineering, Ethics, Pirate Creed or Code
Document Type: -//CNX//DTD CNXML 0.5 plus MathML//EN
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 2.0

Authors: William Frey (williamjoseph.frey@upr.edu)
Copyright Holders: William Frey (williamjoseph.frey@upr.edu)
Maintainers: William Frey (williamjoseph.frey@upr.edu)

Latest version: 1.10 (history)
First publication date: Sep 1, 2006 10:13 am -0500
Last revision to module: Mar 2, 2007 8:15 am -0600

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Version History

Version: 1.10 Mar 2, 2007 8:15 am -0600 by William Frey
Changes:
Updated abstract

Version: 1.9 Feb 9, 2007 5:34 am -0600 by William Frey
Changes:
Trouble with getting cnx to accept added and updated links.  This represents the second try.

Version: 1.8 Feb 9, 2007 4:54 am -0600 by William Frey
Changes:
Added links to ciapr and nspe codes

Version: 1.7 Feb 8, 2007 10:20 am -0600 by William Frey
Changes:
Edited Spanish quotes from CIAPR code of ethics, mostly to add appropriate accent marks.  Corrected a few typos and grammatical errors. 

Version: 1.6 Feb 8, 2007 5:53 am -0600 by William Frey
Changes:
Sharpened section on Ladd's criticism of codes of ethics.  Also eliminated redundant media files on textboxes on codes since these have been reworked and included in the main body of the module. 

Version: 1.5 Feb 5, 2007 5:37 am -0600 by William Frey
Changes:
 Added Spanish accents

Version: 1.4 Feb 3, 2007 5:18 am -0600 by William Frey
Changes:
Word files were unpacked and placed in XML format.  In this way, the module content can be accessed without opening media file links.  Some edits were added to make material clearer.  Section headings were added in XML format.

Version: 1.3 Jan 15, 2007 5:19 am -0600 by William Frey
Changes:
Reformated Spanish Translation of Creed into ennumerated list.

Version: 1.2 Jan 10, 2007 1:48 pm -0600 by William Frey
Changes:
 Stylistic changes

Version: 1.1 Sep 7, 2006 6:07 pm -0500 by William Frey
Changes:
Had to remove Dana and Jose because they didn't answer role requests.  In previous description, rewrote summary, added student introduction, added Dana's Spanish translation, attached student exercises as figure and attached textboxes as figures.

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