Ethics Essay

Ethics Essay

For this assignment each student is to write an essay of approximately 100-200 words

(one-half to one full page, typewritten, double-spaced), analyzing one of the ethics case

studies found on the Texas A&M, Zachry Department of Civil Engineering website:

http://ethics.tamu.edu/CaseStudies.aspx

While there are twelve case studies at this site, you are to

pick one

of the following five:

1. Anhydrous Ammonia Hose Failure

http://ethics.tamu.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/7/…

2. B.F. Goodrich Air Force A7D Brake Failure

http://ethics.tamu.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/7/…

3. The Aberdeen Three Case

http://ethics.tamu.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/7/…

4. The Case of the Lakewood Hi-Stak (

Failure of a Stacking Hoist

)

http://ethics.tamu.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/7/…

5. TV Antenna Collapse

http://ethics.tamu.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/7/…

IN YOUR OWN WORDS

, you are to address the following in your essay:

* Briefly describe the situation and summarize the failure/problem that occurred.

Assume your reader has no knowledge of the case. Summarize the details for your

reader.

* What ethics-related issue(s) contributed significantly to the failure you chose to

write about?

* What could have been done to prevent the failure/problem?

This assignment is a summary of the article you read. There should be no quotes from the

article or any other supporting articles in your essay.

Your paper must be completed on a computer with word processor software and it must

be submitted in hardcopy format on the due date. No late hardcopy submissions will be

accepted. You will be graded for content, proper use of English, and for spelling,

grammar and style. Points will be deducted for excessively long essays. Please make sure

your name is on your paper. Remember that

THIS PAPER MUST BE YOUR OWN

WORK

and you must submit it electronically to

TurnItIn.com

along with a hardcopy for

grading. There will be a 50% grade reduction for no TurnItIn.com submission.

NO LATE

PAPERS WILL BE ACCEPTED

.




Ethics Paper Grading Rubric

Spelling and Grammar:

Complete sentences and paragraph form.

No spelling errors.

No run-on sentences.

Proper punctuation.

Use of third person.

Points: ____/10

Works Cited:

Cite your source at the bottom of the essay in MLA or APA format.

Points: ____/4

Summary:

Complete and clear description of the situation and summary of the

failure/problem that occurred.

Points: ____/9

Ethics Related Issue:

Complete and clear description of what ethics-related issue(s) contributed

significantly to the failure you chose to write about.

Points: ____/9

Solution Proposal:

Complete and clear description of what could have been done to prevent

the failure/problem that occurred.

Points: ____/9