Tech Ethics Curricula
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Big Data, Big ResponsibilityLGST2420-002University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton SchoolLegal Studies & Business EthicsKevin WerbachUndergraduate/ MBA - Dec 2018email werbach@upenn.eduEnglish
Information EthicsIS30370 University College DublinSchool of Information and Communication StudiesMarguerite BarryUndergraduate/ Masters!W_HU_MENU.P_PUBLISH?p_tag=MODULE&MODULE=IS30370&MAJR=W041margarite.barry@ucd.ieThird year/Masters class electiveEnglish
Algorithms and SocietyEECS 395 and COMMST 395 Northwestern UniversityComputer Science and Communication StudiesBrent Hecht, possibly more soonUndergraduate, GraduateN/A 2017Survey course on issues at the boundary of algorithms and societyEnglish
Code and PowerLIS 500University of Wisconsin - MadisonInformation SchoolDorothea Salo, Reginold Royston, Tracy Lewis-WilliamsUndergraduate, Graduate CC0. Salo happy to share materials with others.English
Data and Society
CSCI 6370, CSCI 4370, ITWS 6970, ITWS 4960
Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteComputer Science Dr. Fran BermanUndergraduate, Graduate
Designing Field Experiments at ScaleSOC 412Princeton UniversitySociology, Center for IT PolicyDr. J. Nathan MatiasUndergraduate, Graduate 2018email: natematias@gmail.comEnglish
Digital AnthropologyANTH 4020University of Colorado BoulderContinuing EducationTimothy WebmoorUndergraduate, Graduate Thinking and Anthropology combined in a course that spends ~4 weeks on ethics of data mining and online/offline ethnographyEnglish
Ethical and Policy Dimensions of Information, Technology, and New MediaINFO 4601/5601University of Colorado BoulderInformation ScienceCasey FieslerUndergraduate, Graduate are CC-licensedEnglish
Ethical and Social Implications of DataMarquette UniversityComputer ScienceShion GuhaUndergraduate, Graduate add more detail here when avlEnglish
Ethics and Policy in Data ScienceINFO 4270Cornell UniversityInformation ScienceSolon BarocasUndergraduate, Graduate
Ethics in Data ScienceUniversity of UtahComputer ScienceKatie Shelef, Suresh VenkatasubramanianUndergraduate, Graduate on CS students that are interested in data science. organized around the idea of the analytics pipeline and the ethics of choices one makes English
Ethics in MathematicsUniversity of CambridgeMathematicsDr Maurice ChiodoUndergraduate, Graduate for 2 years, also host guest speakers some videos for which can be found in YouTube URL cited. More will be added shortly. Please email if interested (email addresses on website).English
Human Rights Investigations LabUC BerkeleyMultipleAlexa Koenig, Felim McMahon, Eric Stover, Andrea LamprosUndergraduate, Graduate
Intelligent Control and Cognitive SystemsCM50230 and CM30229University of BathComputer ScienceJoanna BrysonUndergraduate, Graduate course looks at building cognitive systems, with coursework and laboratories on Robots, Biological Simulations, and VR Avatars / Game AI. Lectures interleave biological and natural intelligence, starting from reactive intelligence through learning, social, and ethical systems. Final weeks cover emotions, consciousness, AI ethics, and AI regulation. Bath are also developing complementary courses in this area.English
Privacy Legislation: Law and Technology6.S978Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Georgetown UniversityComputer ScienceDaniel Weitzner, Alvaro Bedoya, Laura MoyUndergraduate, Graduate 20|8
The Ethics and Governance of Artificial IntelligenceMassachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard UniversityMIT Media Lab; Harvard Berkman-Klein CenterJoi Ito, Jonathan ZittrainUndergraduate, Graduate 2018Consisted of students from computer science, mathematics, law, and philosophy from MIT and Harvard. Also included members from industry. By application only.English
The Ethics and Governance of Artificial IntelligenceHarvard UniversityHarvard Law SchoolJonathan ZittrainUndergraduate, Graduate 2018English
The Politics of AlgorithmsCOMM 154Stanford UniversityCommunicationAngele ChristinUndergraduate, Graduate
Engineering Social JusticeGPP 150UC BerkeleyGlobal Poverty and PracticeKhalid KadirUndergraduate Seminar 2016Can technology fix our biggest problems- like poverty, world hunger, and climate change? This is a reading based course for engineers and social science/humanities students. It's the most important class I've taken at UC Berkeley- I highly recommend every book on the syllabus.English
Technology and DisabilitySTS 3284Virginia TechScience, Technology, and SocietyAshley ShewUndergraduate (w graduate version uner consideration)
Computing, Society, & ProfessionalismCS 4001Georgia Institute of TechnologyCollege of ComputingAmy BruckmanUndergraduate 2017English
Consent and CoercionPHILO 121Earlham CollegePhilosophyPeter SuberUndergraduate
Digital EthicsCOMM 360Loyola University ChicagoSchool of CommunicationFlorence CheeUndergraduate
Ethics and Communications in Computer ScienceUniversity of Illinois at ChicagoComputer ScienceEmanuelle BurtonUndergraduate N/A (yet)Spring 2018 - updated every semesterAvailable by request: email me at emanuelle dot burton at gmailRequired course for CS Major, multiple sections taught every term; 50/50 split btw ethics and "communication lab" ** science-fiction based curriculum (short stories + a handful of Black Mirror episodes) aimed at developing foundational capacities for ethical inquiry and reflection. The basis for a textbook/curriculum in development.English
Ethics of BeliefPHILO 480Earlham CollegePhilosophyPeter SuberUndergraduate Senior seminar
(De-) Coding the DroneCMSC 119Bard CollegeComputer ScienceKeith O'HaraUndergraduate 2013Other CMSC courses also cover some ethics, but not as much as this oneEnglish
AI Safety, Ethics, and PolicyCOMS W 3995-001Columbia UniversityComputer ScienceChad DeChantUndergraduate 2018English
An Introduction to Software Engineering EthicsSanta Clara UniversityPhilosophyShannon Vallor with Arvind NarayananUndergraduate
Artificial IntelligenceCS 1410Brown UniversityComputer ScienceGeorge KonidarisUndergraduate 2017Week 7 covers the "Philosophy of AI" and Week 8 covers "Social and Ethical Issues."English
Artificial Intelligence - Philosophy, Ethics, and ImpactCS 122Stanford UniversityComputer ScienceJerry KaplanUndergraduate 2014English
Artificial Intelligence & Science FictionCS 201WMinnesota State University, MankatoIntegrated Engineering (Computer Science)Rebecca (not currently online, happy to share)Writing intensive, general education class meeting university literature and ethics outcomes.English
Behavioral Ethics in the Digital AgeCS 378University of Texas at AustinComputer ScienceKaren LandoltUndergraduateIncludes service learning opportunities with local tech companiesEnglish
Biomedical EthicsOld Dominion UniversityPhilosophyYvette PearsonUndergraduateDr. Pearson does research on medical care robots.English
Code as Literacy, Commodity, Infrastructure54063University of Technology SydneyCommunicationsJames MeeseUndergraduate in Spring 16. Core for Digital and Social Media major studentsEnglish
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, English
Computer Science and SocietyCOSC 4311University of HoustonComputer ScienceErnst LeissUndergraduate online2017 - 2018English
Computers and SocietyWCOMS3410-1Columbia UniversityComputer ScienceSteven M. BellovinUndergraduate 2018Seven units; the first is on ethics. All of my slides are Creative Commons-licensed.English
Computers and Society CSCI 240Bucknell UniversityComputer ScienceL. Felipe PerroneUndergraduate 2018English
Computers, Ethics, and Public PolicyCS 181Stanford UniversityComputer ScienceAllison Berke, Keith WinsteinUndergraduate 2018English
Computing and SocietyUniversity of LisbonComputer Science and EngineeringMário J SilvaUndergraduate
Computing for the Socio-Tecno WebCS115/MAS115Wellesley CollegeComputer ScienceCatherine Grevet DelcourtUndergraduate 2018It's a required course for the Media Arts and Sciences major, and the only non-CS-major course offered by the CS department. Aimed for first years and sophomores.English
Computing, AI, and Philosophy80-214Carnegie Mellon UniversityPhilosophyMate SzaboUndergraduate
Computing, Ethics, and SocietyCSC 163Hofstra UniversityComputer ScienceDr. Edward CurrieUndergraduate 2018Edward.Currie@hofstra.eduRequired 1-credit course for all undergraduates in the CS DepartmentEnglish
Contemporary Issues in Computer ScienceCS 349University of Texas at AustinComputer SciencevariousUndergraduate topics/instructors, always includes ethics of CSEnglish
Cybersecurity EthicsOld Dominion UniversityPhilosophyTeresa Kouri Kissel, D.E. WittkowerUndergraduateIn development for Fall 2018, part of our interdisciplinary BS in Cybersecurity.English
Data and EthicsUC BerkeleySchool of InformationAnna Lauren HoffmannUndergraduate
Data and the CityT URB 305University of Washington TacomaUrban Studies (GIS is housed here)Jim (changes yearly)300 level, counts as core within both Urban Studies and GIS degreesEnglish
Data EthicsPHIL 108Georgetown UniversityPhilosophyMaggie Little, Elizabeth EdenbergUndergraduateSpring 2017English
Data EthicsIST 402Penn State UniversityInformation Sciences and TechnologyDaniel SusserUndergraduate
Data Science in Research, Business and SocietyIT University of CopenhagenComputer ScienceIrina ShklovskiUndergraduate 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
Data Sources and ManipulationINST 447University of Maryland - College ParkInformation SchoolDonal HeidenbladUndergraduate (Will publish soon, it is in development)In development for spring 2018- This is an data munging/wrangling class, from raw text/web/{x} to clean dataset for analysis or re-use. It will include discussions on the ethical issues surrounding data collection, biases of data, sharing of data, etc.English
Data, Design & Social JusticeThe New SchoolNatural Sciences & MathematicsJennifer WilsonUndergraduate available onlineEnglish
Data: Past, Present, and FutureW2901Columbia UniversityHistory and Applied MathematicsMatt Jones and Chris WigginsUndergraduate
Spring 2018no prerequisites, attempts to balance view from history of science with practitioners in ML / data science; combines functional literacy with critical literacyEnglish
Digital EthicsCMS 332DUniversity of Texas at AustinCommunication StudiesScott R. StroudUndergraduate 2018email: sstroud@austin.utexas.eduethics of digital/online mediaEnglish
Economics, Law and EthicsUniversity of CambridgeDepartment of Computer Science and TechnologyRoss AndersonUndergraduate 2018English
Engineering, The Environment, and SocietyUC BerkeleyEngineeringVariousUndergraduate 2018English
Ethical Foundations of Computer ScienceCS 103FUniversity of Texas at AustinComputer ScienceAlison Norman - Sarah AbrahamUndergraduate 2018new course for all CS studentsEnglish
Ethical Issues in ComputingCS 230Boise State UniversityComputer ScienceMultiple professorsUndergraduate 2018 (under construction)Using 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
Ethical Issues in Computing and Research MethodsCSC304King Saud UniversityComputer ScienceSarah Alsulaiman, Farah MuhammedUndergraduate 2017English
Ethical Issues in EngineeringENGR 131Stanford UniversityEngineeringRobert McGinnUndergraduateEnglish
Ethical Issues in Science and TechnologyStevens Institute of TechnologyPhilosophyMichael SteinmannUndergraduateCS undergrads required to take either this or Computers and SocietyEnglish
Ethics and CybertechnologyTexas A&M UniversityPhilosophyGlen MillerUndergraduateTBDNew course in catalog in Fall 2018; taught as a directed studies and special topics twice.English
Ethics and GamesMDIA 316Marist CollegeFilm, TV, Games & Interactive MediaKaren SchrierUndergraduatekschrier@gmail.comThis course introduces students to the intersection of ethics and gaming, an emerging field of study that is both innovative and as old as humankind. Human beings have always played games to experiment with different identities, explore choices and consequences and to try on new moral perspectives. This class will provide students with a foundation in relevant ethics theory, as well as game design and game studies. Students will be exposed to different case studies of both digital and non-digital games, and through this, will understand how games are ethical systems, how games help us understand our own ethics and cultural norms, and how games may potentially help us reflect on and practice ethical thinking skills. Students will learn how to apply major ethical frameworks to current issues in ethics and games. They will also better understand controversies and concerns related to gaming and the development of games, and how this may reflect cultural norms, as well as relate to issues of gender, race, sex, and violence. This course fulfills their Ethics, Religion & Justice Requirements and also meets requirements for the Games major. English
Ethics and the Digital AgeSanta Clara UniversityPhilosophyShannon VallorUndergraduateEnglish
Ethics for CS studentsCC5611Universidad de ChileComputer Science DepartmentJavier Bustos-JiménezUndergraduate 2017jbustos@dcc.uchile.clCourse divided in four:
0) Principles of argumentation
1) Human Nature (evolution, decisions, freewill)
2) Classic Ethics (subjetivism, idealism, realism, pragmatism, existentialism)
3) Deontology / code of ethics. Law (patents / copyright / copyleft). Case-based examples.
Ethics for EngineersMassachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)Civil Engineering, cross listed among several other departmentsBernhardt L TroutUndergraduate 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
Ethics in a Digital WorldGuilford CollegePhilosophyVance RicksUndergraduateemail 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
Ethics in an Age of TechnologyUC DavisComputer ScienceVariesUndergraduate is to encourage students to think critically about the ethical implications of what computer scientists do. Taught in a participatory format.English
Ethics in BioengineeringBIOE 131Stanford UniversityBioengineeringRuss Altman, Dave MagnusUndergraduateEnglish
Ethics in Business AnalyticsITAO 40510University of Notre DameIT, Analytics, & OperationsScott NestlerUndergraduate2017snestler@nd.eduIn residential B.S. in Business Analytics major.
Ethics in VideogamesUniversity of UtahEntertainment Arts & EngineeringJose ZagalUndergraduateemail me! ( cross-listed with philosophyEnglish
Ethics of Artificial IntelligenceUniversity of EdinburghPhilosophyMark SprevakUndergraduate 2018English
Ethics of Computational ScienceWestern New England UniversityPhilosophyValerie RacineUndergraduateTBDBrand new for Spring 18; Previously, CS majors took Business Ethics, and IT majors took any philosophyEnglish
Ethics of New TechnologiesSciences Po Paris - European CampusInterdisciplinary Studies (Focus on Political and Social Sciences)Imane BelloUndergraduateNot online, but I am happy to share : imane.bello@sciencespo.frIntroduction course on Ethics of AI and its impact on numerous fields, i.e military ethics, society, space studies and bodies. English
Ethics, Law & Profession of CSUniv. Complutense de MadridComputer Science (Dpt AI & Sw Eng)Samer Hassan <>
Sara Román
Marcos Sánchez-Elez
Undergraduate of links by topic. Course is in Spanish, but majority of materials in English. Mandatory for 4 CS majors, running from 2012. We use participatory & experimental methodologies. Everything open-licensed. The Github project is new, we'll be uploading our materials in the following months.Spanish
Foundations of Internet PolicyMassachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)Electrical Engineering and Computer ScienceDaniel Weitzner, Harold Abelson, Michael FisherUndergraduate 2017Previously titled "Ethics and Law on the Electronic Frontier", with an archived syllabus at
Governing Emerging TechnologiesHPSC3036University College LondonScience and Technology StudiesJack StilgoeUndergraduate
Human/Algorithm InteractionComm_ST 394-0Northwestern UniversityCommunication StudiesMike DeVito (Winter 2018)Undergraduate 2018Upper division research seminar; values, potential biases, and sociocultural effects of tech decisionmaking coveredEnglish
Information EcosystemsINFO 2131University of Colorado BoulderInformation ScienceCasey FieslerUndergraduatehttps://informationecosystems.wordpress.comFall 2017Broader class that has 3-ish weeks on ethics-related thingsEnglish
Information EthicsIndiana University BloomingtonInformaticsVariousUndergraduate 2013Fulfills the ethics requirement for undergrad students.English
Information Ethics and PolicyINFO 350University of WashingtonThe Information SchoolAdam D. MooreUndergraduate
Information Ethics and Privacy in the Age of Big DataHONR 494Montana State UniversityLibrary/Honors CollegeScott W. H. Young and Sara MannheimerUndergraduate
Information Ethics, Law, & PolicyINFO 1200Cornell UniversityInformation ScienceSteve Jackson, Karen LevyUndergraduate
Information PolicyUniversity of British ColumbiaMedia StudiesLisa"traditional" name for a new course taught fall 17. Need better ways to address agency. Next time more seminars and more ethics of care, feminist ethics from the start.English
Information Technology EthicsUniversity of Wisconsin MilwaukeeSchool of Information StudiesUndergraduate
Information Technology EthicsUniversity of Wisconsin MilwaukeeSchool of Information StudiesMichael ZimmerUndergraduate100-level class offered every semester for 8-10 years nowEnglish
Intelligent Systems: Design and Ethical ChallengesHarvard CollegeComputer ScienceBarbara GroszUndergraduateEnglish
Introduction to Digital InformationLIS 351University of Wisconsin - MadisonInformation SchoolDorothea SaloUndergraduate discussion of search-engine bias, online surveillance, accessibility as ethical imperative. Salo happy to share materials with others. Syllabus CC0.English
Introduction to Law and Ethics in LSTSwiss Federal Institute of TechnologyLife Sciences and TechnologyGaia Barazetti, Dominique SprumontUndergraduateÉcole Polytechnique Fédérale de LausanneFrench
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, English
Introduction to Social InformaticsIndiana University BloomingtonInformaticsVariousUndergraduateCore course for all informatics undergrad students.English
Issues in Information and Communication Technology PolicyICT 205University of KentuckySchool of Information ScienceBryce Newell, Nicholas ProferesUndergraduate class for undergraduate students in the ICT program.English
Kant's Second and Third CritiquesPHILO 80Earlham CollegePhilosophyPeter SuberUndergraduate Senior seminar
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