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COURSE TITLEUNIVERSITYDEPARTMENTINSTRUCTORLEVELSYLLABUS NOTESLANGUAGE
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(De-)Coding the DroneBard CollegeComputer ScienceKeith O'HaraUndergraduatehttp://drablab.org/keithohara/cmsc-119-2013f/other CMSC courses also cover some ethics, but not as much as this oneEnglish
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Social, Ethical, & Professional Issues in ComputingBemidji State UniversityComputer ScienceMarty J WolfUndergraduateBeen required for all CS majors for almost 20 yearsEnglish
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Artificial IntelligenceBrownComputer ScienceGeorge KonidarisUndergraduatehttp://cs.brown.edu/courses/csci1410/Week 7 covers the "Philosophy of AI" and Week 8 covers "Social and Ethical Issues."English
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Computers and Society Bucknell UniversityComputer ScienceL. Felipe PerroneUndergraduatehttp://www.eg.bucknell.edu/~cs240/schedule/English
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Life, Computers, and Everything Bucknell UniversityComputer ScienceL. Felipe PerroneUndergraduatehttp://www.eg.bucknell.edu/~csci245/schedule/English
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Time/MachineBucknell UniversityComputer Science/EnglishL. Felipe Perrone and Michael DrexlerUndergraduatehttp://univ20010sp2017.courses.bucknell.eduAn integrated perspectives course bringing together literature, ethics, and computing.English
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Professional Ethics in ComputingCalifornia State University FullertonComputer ScienceBeth Harnick-ShapiroUndergraduatehttps://goo.gl/pu1hdaRequired core course for all undergraduate CS majorsEnglish
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Foundational ValuesBoise State UniversityComputer ScienceDon WinieckiUndergrad (first year)email dwiniecki@boisestate.eduFirst year students work in teams using rubrics based on Rawls' `Theory of Justice`to investigate moral and epistemological issues in current events involving computer science and products of computer science work, and then to suggest interventions to address the issues at interpersonal, organizational and systems levels. English
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Computing, AI, and PhilosophyCarnegie MellonPhilosophyMate SzaboUndergraduate
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Ethical Issues in ComputingBoise State UniversityComputer Sciencemultiple professorsUndergraduateUsing formal ethical theories to assess ethicality / non-ethicality of situations both historial and contemporary, specific to computer-science process and products; licensing types; intellectual property, and other legal issues that CS-Professionals will encounter.English
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AI Safety, Ethics, and PolicyColumbia UniversityComputer ScienceChad DeChantUndergraduatehttp://www.cs.columbia.edu/~dechant/aisafety18/index.htmlEnglish
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AI Safety, Ethics, and PolicyColumbia UniversityComputer ScienceChad DeChantUndergraduatehttp://www.cs.columbia.edu/~dechant/aisafety18/English
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Computers and SocietyColumbia UniversityComputer ScienceSteven M. BellovinUndergraduatehttps://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb/classes/s18/Seven units; the first is on ethics. All of my slides are Creative Commons-licensed.English
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Data: past, present, and futureColumbia UniversityHistory and Applied MathematicsMatt Jones and Chris WigginsUndergraduatehttps://data-ppf.github.io/no prerequisites, attempts to balance view from history of science with practitioners in ML / data science; combines functional literacy with critical literacyEnglish
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Ethics and Social Issues in AICornell UniversityComputer ScienceJoseph Halpern, Bart SelmanUndergraduatehttp://www.cs.cornell.edu/courses/cs4732/2017sp/English
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Professional Ethics in ComputingCalifornia State University FullertonComputer Sciencemultiple professorsUndergraduatehttps://goo.gl/wbKokHThis is a required core course for the BS in Computer Science.English
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Advanced Interaction & Service Design ConceptsCarnegie MellonDesignDan Lockton and Ahmed AnsariGraduatehttps://medium.com/advanced-interaction-service-design-concepts/syllabus-mdes-seminar-iii-fall-2017-f5118b169498This is a required course for all our Master of Design students, covering ethical, critical, and other perspectives on interaction and service design, primarily technologically oriented, which in practice makes it a kind of fusion of STS and Design Studies with contemporary issues in technology practice also covered. As others have noted, course names can take a long time to be officially updated.English
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Information Ethics, Law, & PolicyCornell UniversityInformation ScienceSteve Jackson, Karen LevyUndergraduateEnglish
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Computational Ethics for NLPCarnegie MellonYulia Tsvetkov, Alan Blackhttp://demo.clab.cs.cmu.edu/ethical_nlp/English
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Ethics & Policy in Data ScienceCornell UniversityInformation ScienceSolon BarocasUndergraduate, Graduatehttps://drive.google.com/open?id=1GV97qqvjQNvyM2I01vuRaAwHe9pQAZ9pbP7KkKveg1oEnglish
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Computer EthicsDe Montfort UniversityComputer Science and InformaticsSara WilfordUndergraduateNot onlineIMAT3902, required module for business computing and computer science students. Run by the Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility, http://www.dmu.ac.uk/ccsr English
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Introduction to Research and EthicsDe Montfort UniversityComputer Science and InformaticsCatherine FlickUndergraduateNot onlineIMAT2704, required class for 2nd year business computing students. Teaches literature review techniques and critical thinking/writing with topic on ethical/social impact of technology. Run by the Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility, http://www.dmu.ac.uk/ccsr English
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Ethics in New Media, Technology, & CommunicationCornell UniversityInformation Science & CommunicationDawn SchraderEnglish
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Philosophy and ComputersDartmouthPhilosophyJames MoorEnglish
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Research Ethics and IntegrityDe Montfort UniversityGraduate SchoolCatherine FlickGraduateNot onlineTechnology ethics and responsible research and innovation included for relevant students; module is required for all PhD students. Run by the Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility, http://www.dmu.ac.uk/ccsr English
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Digital Media EthicsDePaul UniversityCollege of Communication, Digital Communication and Media Arts MA programmultiple professorsGraduateemail pbooth@depaul.edu for a copyEnglish
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mllDePaul UniversityCollege of Communication, Media and Cinema Studies programPaul BoothGraduateemail pbooth@depaul.edu for a copyEnglish
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Frontier AI & Robotics: Law & EthicsDuke LawLawJeff WardGraduatehttps://law.duke.edu/academics/course/592/English
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Ethical Foundations for Information SecurityFachhochschule St. Pölteninformatik & securityDavi OttenheimerGraduatehttp://www.flyingpenguin.com/?p=21905German
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Ethics of Big DataFachhochschule St. Pölteninformatik & securityDavi OttenheimerGraduatehttp://www.flyingpenguin.com/?p=22640German
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Media Ethics LeadershipFielding Graduate UniversityMedia PsychologyJason OhlerGraduatehttp://mediaethics2017.weebly.com/Gets updated every year to reflect most important tech and society issuesEnglish
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AI & the Future of WorkGeorgetown UniversityCommunication, Culture & TechnologyMark MacCarthyGraduatecourse description: https://myaccess.georgetown.edu/pls/bninbp/bwckctlg.p_disp_course_detail?cat_term_in=201730&subj_code_in=CCTP&crse_numb_in=701 ITEnglish
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Global Internet FreedomGeorgetown UniversityCommunication, Culture & TechnologyLeslie HarrisGraduatecourse description: https://gufaculty360.georgetown.edu/s/faculty-class-detail?courseid=CCTP-761-01&semester=Fall+2017English
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Governing Emerging TechnologiesGeorgetown UniversityCommunication, Culture & TechnologyMark MacCarthy, Meg Leta JonesGraduatecourse description: https://myaccess.georgetown.edu/pls/bninbp/bwckctlg.p_disp_course_detail?cat_term_in=201730&subj_code_in=CCTP&crse_numb_in=799English
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ICT Law & PolicyGeorgetown UniversityCommunication, Culture & TechnologyMeg Leta Jones, Leslie HarrisGraduatecourse description: https://gufaculty360.georgetown.edu/s/course-catalog/a1o36000001MnPjAAK/CCTP-658-01#/00336000014TkzDAAS/English
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International/Comparative Privacy & SurveillanceGeorgetown UniversityCommunication, Culture & TechnologyMeg Leta JonesGraduatecourse description: https://myaccess.georgetown.edu/pls/bninbp/bwckctlg.p_disp_course_detail?cat_term_in=201730&subj_code_in=CCTP&crse_numb_in=708English
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Data EthicsGeorgetown UniversityPhilosophyMaggie Little, Elizabeth EdenbergUndergraduateEnglish
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Social Media & DemocracyGeorgetown UniversityPhilosophyMaggie Little, Elizabeth EdenbergUndergraduateEnglish
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Virtual Selves: Identities and Communities OnlineGuilford CollegeInterdisciplinary StudiesVance RicksUndergraduateemail vricks@guilford.edu for a copy!This course is an option for students' "capstone" course requirement in the general curriculum. Usually it attracts students from a variety of majors, including CTIS, the sciences ("natural" and social), the arts, and the humanities.English
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Ethics In A Digital WorldGuilford CollegePhilosophyVance RicksUndergraduateemail vricks@guilford.edu for a copy!This course is an elective in the Philosophy major, in the Cybersecurity major, and in the CTIS (Computing Technology and Information Systems) major.English
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Intelligent Systems: Design and Ethical ChallengesHarvard CollegeComputer ScienceBarbara GroszUndergraduateEnglish
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Governing Automated DecisionsGeorgetown UniversityLawDavid RobinsonGraduateEmail dgr32@law.georgetown.eduhttp://apps.law.georgetown.edu/curriculum/tab_courses.cfm?Status=Course&Detail=2854English
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Topics in Introductory Programming: Social InquiryHaverford CollegeComputer ScienceSorelle FriedlerUndergraduatehttp://cs.haverford.edu/courses/cmsc104/social_inquiryhappy to share pptx files and lab keys with other instructorsEnglish
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Ethics in the Digital AgeGeorgetown UniversityMBAElizabeth EdenbergGraduateEnglish
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Information EthicsIndiana University, BloomingtonInformaticsVariousUndergraduateFulfills the ethics requirement for informatics undergrad students.English
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Introduction to Social InformaticsIndiana University, BloomingtonInformaticsVariousUndergraduateCore course for all informatics undergrad students.English
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The Ethics and Governance of Artificial IntelligenceHarvard CollegeLaw/Computer ScienceJonathan ZittrainUndergraduate, Graduatehttps://h2o.law.harvard.edu/playlists/53282English
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Data science in research, business and societyIT University of CopenhagenComputer ScienceIrina ShklovskiUndergraduateemail irsh@itu.dkThis is a required course on the first year of the bachelor of data science. This course addresses ethics of data practices and teaches students alternative and qualitative ways to think about, collect and analyze dataEnglish
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Data and SocietyIndiana University, BloomingtonInformaticsEden Medina, David Wild, Christopher MilesGraduateTBDNew course being taught for data science M.S. students with hopes that it will become a core part of the curriculum.English
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Ethics for EngineersMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCivil Engineering, cross listed among several other departmentsBernhardt L TroutUndergraduatehttps://stellar.mit.edu/S/course/10/fa17/10.01/index.htmlIntegrates classical readings that provide an overview of ethics with a survey of case studies that focus on ethical problems arising in the practice of engineering. Readings taken from a variety of sources, such as Aristotle, Machiavelli, Bacon, Hobbes, Locke, the Founding Fathers, and the Bible. Case studies include written analyses and films that address engineering disasters, biotechnology, court cases, ethical codes, and the ultimate scope and aims of engineering. Students taking independent inquiry version 6.9041 expand the scope of their term project. English
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Foundations of Internet PolicyMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyElectrical Engineering and Computer ScienceDaniel Weitzner, Harold Abelson, Michael FisherUndergraduatehttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1hErs-q-6YBSCiEaZrILST6ZNokDUI_dwP-1DZH686kg/pubPreviously titled "Ethics and Law on the Electronic Frontier", with an archived syllabus at https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/electrical-engineering-and-computer-science/6-805-ethics-and-the-law-on-the-electronic-frontier-fall-2005/English
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Critical Big Data ManagementIT University of CopenhagenBusiness ITIrina Shklovskimasters email irsh@itu.dkThis is a course run in collaboration with technical big data management in computer science. Students are taught data ethics, critical algorithms and basics of GDPR. They must use this content to work on joint big data projects with computer science studentsEnglish
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Ethical and Social Implications of DataMarquette UniversityComputer ScienceShion GuhaUndergraduate, Graduateemail shion.guha@marquette.eduwill add more detail here when avlEnglish
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Literature & Digital DiversityNortheastern UniversityEnglishElizabeth Maddock Dillon & Sarah ConnellUndergraduatehttps://litdigitaldiversity.northeastern.edu/syllabus/Teaches computational humanities while emphasizing the ethics of archiving, encoding, and textual analysisEnglish
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Engineering EthicsMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyEngineering Systems DivisionTaft BroomeGraduatehttps://ocw.mit.edu/courses/engineering-systems-division/esd-932-engineering-ethics-spring-2006/syllabus/May no longer be offered, syllabus archived from 2005.English
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Civic Media: Collaborative Design StudioMITMedia StudiesSasha Costanza-ChockMixed Graduate, Undergrad, Community organizershttp://codesign.mit.edu Class is project based learning, student teams partner with community based organizations to develop tech and/or media projects rooted in community needs. Topics have included: countersurveillance, platform cooperativism, gentrification & displacement, youth media.English
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Human/Algorithm InteractionNorthwestern UniversityCommunication StudiesMike DeVito (Winter 2018)Undergraduatehttps://mikedevito.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/394_humanalgointeraction_w18_11-51.pdfUpper division research seminar; values, potential biases, and sociocultural effects of tech decisionmaking coveredEnglish
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Information Ethics and Privacy in the Age of Big DataMontana State UniversityLibrary/Honors CollegeScott W. H. Young and Sara MannheimerUndergraduatehttps://scottwhyoung.com/syllabi/information-ethics-privacy-spring-2018/English
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Biomedical EthicsOld Dominion UniversityPhilosophyYvette PearsonUndergraduateDr. Pearson does research on medical care robots.English
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Cybersecurity EthicsOld Dominion UniversityPhilosophyTeresa Kouri Kissel, D.E. WittkowerUndergraduateIn development for Fall 2018, part of our interdisciplinary BS in Cybersecurity.English
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Philosophy and Video GamesOld Dominion UniversityPhilosophyAndrew KisselUndergraduateEnglish
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Philosophy of Digital CultureOld Dominion UniversityPhilosophyD.E. WittkowerUndergraduateNot online, but I'm glad to share: dwittkow@odu.eduSatisfies our information literacy general education requirementEnglish
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Ethics in Data Science New York UniversityApplied Statistics Laura NorénGraduateEnglish
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Technology: Its Nature and SignificanceOld Dominion UniversityPhilosophyD.E. WittkowerUndergraduateNot online, but I'm glad to share: dwittkow@odu.eduEnglish
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Information Security Law and PolicyNortheastern UniversityLawAndrea MatwyshynGraduateemail a.matwyshyn@northeastern.eduEnglish
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Internet Law and PolicyNortheastern UniversityLawAndrea MatwyshynGraduateemail a.matwyshyn@northeastern.eduEnglish
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Social, Ethical, and Legal Implications of ComputingPortland State UniversityComputer ScienceEllie Harmon (Winter 2018)Undergraduatehttp://web.cecs.pdx.edu/~harmon8/cs305.html2-hour required course for CS majors; varies some depending on who is teaching each term. Catalog entry is here: https://www.pdx.edu/computer-science/cs305 English
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Algorithms and SocietyNorthwestern UniversityComputer Science and Communication StudiesBrent Hecht, possibly more soonUndergraduate and Graduatehttp://www.psacomputing.org/algsoc/Survey course on issues at the boundary of algorithms and societyEnglish
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Political Philosophy of Social MediaOld Dominion UniversityPhilosophyD.E. WittkowerGraduateNot online, but I'm glad to share: dwittkow@odu.eduWe don't have a graduate program in philosophy—students in this course are mostly from our MA Humanities and Ph.D English programs.English
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Philosophy of TechnologyRochester Institute of TechnologyPhilosophyEvan SelingerUndergaduateConstantly updated. E-mail me: eselinger@gmail.comCritically examines normative & conceptual issues concerning technology. Emphasis on ethical matters.English
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Philosophy of PeaceRochester Institute of TechnologyPhilosophyEvan SelingerUndergraduateConstantly updated. E-mail me: eselinger@gmail.comCurrently emphasizing two ethical issues that have technological components: civil disobediance & just war theory & drones.English
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An Introduction to Software Engineering EthicsSanta Clara UniversityPhilosophyShannon Vallor with Arvind NarayananUndergraduate
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Ethics and the Digital AgeSanta Clara UniversityPhilosophyShannon VallorUndergraduateEnglish
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Ethics for CS & EEOregon Health & Science UniversityJill Dolata, Steven Bedrickhttp://cslu.ohsu.edu/~bedricks/courses/cs692/English
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Ethics in BioengineeringStanford UniversityBioengineeringRuss Altman, Dave MagnusUndergraduateEnglish
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EECS Ethics and Diversity Oregon state universityComputer SciencePrasad TadepalliGraduateNot onlineRequired class for graduate studentsEnglish
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Artificial Intelligence- Philosophy, Ethics, and ImpactStanford UniversityComputer ScienceJerry KaplanUndergraduatehttp://web.stanford.edu/class/cs122/English
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Computers, Ethics, and Public PolicyStanford UniversityComputer ScienceAllison Berke, Keith WinsteinUndergraduatehttps://stanfordcs181.github.io/English
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Programming Abstractions and Social GoodStanford UniversityComputer SciencePriya Ganesan,
Sasha Harrison,
Shreya Shankar
Undergraduatehttps://web.stanford.edu/class/cs106s/Week 7 involves considering the ethics of machine learning (within the context of lowering prision recidivism)English
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Ethical Issues in EngineeringStanford UniversityEngineeringRobert McGinnUndergraduateEnglish
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The Public Life of Science & TechnologyStanford UniversityScience, Technology, & SocietySandra LeeUndergraduateEnglish
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Ethical Issues in Science and TechnologyStevens Institute of TechnologyPhilosophyMichael SteinmannUndergraduateCS undergrads required to take either this or Computers and SocietyEnglish
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Introduction to Law and Ethics in LSTSwiss Federal Institute of TechnologyLife Sciences and TechnologyGaia Barazetti, Dominique SprumontUndergraduatehttp://edu.epfl.ch/coursebook/en/introduction-to-law-and-ethics-in-lst-BIO-455French
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Ethics and CybertechnologyTexas A&M UniversityPhilosophyGlen MillerUndergraduateTBDNew course in catalog in Fall 2018; taught as a directed studies and special topics twice.English
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Fairness in Machine LearningPrinceton UniversityComputer ScienceArvind NarayananGraduateEmail arvindn@cs.princeton.eduEnglish
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Purdue's Reflective & Interactive Modules for Engineering EthicsPurdue UniversityCollege of EngineeringAndrew Brightman and colleaguesGraduateFor information on course and modules, see: https://engineering.purdue.edu/BME/PRIMEEthics English
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Ethics in ComputingSeattle UniversityComputer Science and Software EngineeringVariousGraduatenot onlineExamination of the role and impact of information and communication
technology in society, with emphasis on ethical, professional,
and public policy issues.
English
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Social Implications of Computer TechnologyUC BerkeleyComputer ScienceVariousUndergraduatehttp://inst.eecs.berkeley.edu/~cs195/fa17/English
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Engineering, The Environment, and SocietyUC BerkeleyEngineeringVariousUndergraduateEnglish
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Science, Technology, and Society: Human Contexts and Ethics of Data ScienceUC BerkeleyHistory, STS, and Interdisciplinary StudiesCathryn Carson and colleagues (Massimo Mazzotti, Charis Thompson, Margo Boenig-Liptsin, and others)UndergraduateIn planning for Spring 2018. Will meet the Human Contexts and Ethics requirement for Berkeley's forthcoming Data Science BA and BS.English
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Politics of AlgorithmsStanford UniversityCommunicationAngele ChristinUndergraduate, GraduateEnglish
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Seminar in Critical Algorithm StudiesTU WienInformaticsVariousGraduatehttps://algorithmstudies.wordpress.com/English
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Data and EthicsUC BerkeleyInformation SchoolAnna Lauren HoffmannUndergraduatehttps://www.ischool.berkeley.edu/courses/info/088English
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Ethics for AI, Robotics, and Human-Robot InteractionTufts UniversityComputer ScienceMatthias Scheutz, Thomas ArnoldGraduateEnglish
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Fairness in Machine LearningUC BerkeleyComputer ScienceMoritz HardtGraduatehttps://fairmlclass.github.io/TechnicalEnglish
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Behind the Data: Humans and ValuesUC BerkeleyInformation SchoolDeirdre Mulligan, Nathan Good, Anna Lauren Hoffmann, Morgan G. AmesGraduatehttps://www.ischool.berkeley.edu/courses/datasci/231Course description not syllabusEnglish
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Big Data, Policy, and EthicsUC BerkeleyInformation SchoolVariousGraduatehttps://www.ischool.berkeley.edu/courses/info/190/bdpeEnglish
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