Architects routinely face moral dilemmas in their daily practice. This online course for Architects begins with a discussion on training employees to make sound ethical decisions. It continues with a review of the AIA Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct, and concludes with a discussion of how ethics can be a source of technological development rather than just a constraint for architects and engineers. This course is approved for 2 hours by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) for Health, Safety and Welfare and is accepted by all states except Florida for any Ethics hours required by your state. Florida Architects must take our “Florida Ethics” course.
Learning Units: 2.0 LU/HSW
Learning Objective 1:
Upon completion of this course, the student will be familiar with several aspects of ethical decisions to be considered when training employees or when examining his or her own value judgments.
Learning Objective 2:
The student will understand the concept of moral overload and be aware of several strategies for dealing with it.
Learning Objective 3:
The student will be aware of how moral progress allows better fulfillment of moral obligations.
Learning Objective 4:
The student will know that Value Sensitive Design is a viable approach to guide the design process in the right direction.