Tech Ethics Curriculum
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The Moviegoer's Guide to the FutureFIS 394Arizona State UniversitySchool for the Future of Innovation in SocietyAndrew MaynardUndergraduate 2019andrew.maynard@asu.eduEnglishThe course focuses on exploring the societal challenges of emerging science and technology through sci-fi movies. From the syllabus: "The Moviegoer’s Guide to The Future uses twelve kick-ass science fiction movies to explore emerging trends in science and technology, and approaches to conducting scientific research and developing new technologies in ways that improve and enrich lives, while avoiding potentially harmful consequences to individuals, society, and the environment.
CMSC 119Bard CollegeComputer ScienceKeith O'HaraUndergraduate 2013EnglishOther CMSC courses also cover some ethics, but not as much as this one
Advanced HCI: Ubiquituous Computing Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, GermanyComputingEva HorneckerGraduate (Master level) (+ project-style work) based course on HCI aspects of Ubiquitous Computing - with Ethics and STS reflection inserted. Covers history of field, core concepts, areas, technologies, research methods, from a user-centered design stance - intersected with values in design, discussions of privacy and security aspects and diverse societial effects of tech.
Social, Ethical, and Professional Issues in ComputingBemidji State UniversityComputer ScienceMarty J. WolfUndergraduate - CS/CIS majorsBeen required of all Computer Science and Computer Information Systems majors for almost 20 years
Ethical Issues in ComputingCS 230Boise State UniversityComputer ScienceMultiple professorsUndergraduate 2018 (under construction)EnglishUsing 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.
Foundational ValuesBoise State UniversityComputer ScienceDon WinieckiUndergrad (first year) 2019email dwiniecki@boisestate.eduEnglishAbuse at Uber, Google, Facebook; ProPublica (and others') reports on ML recidivism racist predictions; Facial recognition racismEmpirical evidence that methods and tools developed for this class influence perceived need for broader moral and ethical focus for computer science and computer scientists. First 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.
Artificial IntelligenceCS 1410Brown UniversityComputer ScienceGeorge KonidarisUndergraduate 2017EnglishWeek 7 covers the "Philosophy of AI" and Week 8 covers "Social and Ethical Issues."
Computers and Society CSCI 240Bucknell UniversityComputer ScienceL. Felipe PerroneUndergraduate 2018English
Life, Computers, and Everything Bucknell UniversityComputer ScienceL. Felipe PerroneUndergraduate
Time/MachineBucknell UniversityComputer Science/EnglishL. Felipe Perrone and Michael DrexlerUndergraduate integrated perspectives course bringing together literature, ethics, and computing.
Ethics, Science, and TechnologyPHIL 323California Polytechnic State Univ., San Luis ObispoPhilosophy / Computer SciencePatrick Lin, Ryan Jenkins, Zach RentzUndergraduate 2019English
Robot EthicsPHIL 327California Polytechnic State Univ., San Luis ObispoPhilosophyKeith AbneyUndergraduate 2019English
Technologies and the Ethics of WarfarePHIL 328California Polytechnic State Univ., San Luis ObispoPhilosophyRyan JenkinsUndergraduate
Professional Ethics in ComputingCalifornia State University FullertonComputer ScienceBeth Harnick-ShapiroUndergraduate 2017EnglishYes - CS majorsRequired core course for all undergraduate CS majors
Professional Ethics in ComputingCalifornia State University FullertonComputer ScienceMultiple professorsUndergraduate 2018EnglishYes - CS majorsThis is a required core course for the BS in Computer Science
Perspectives on ComputingCS384Calvin UniversityComputer ScienceDerek SchuurmanUndergraduate 2020English
Ethics and Policy Issues In Computing08-200Carnegie Mellon UniversityEngineering and Public PolicyJames Herbsleb
Advanced Interaction & Service Design ConceptsCarnegie Mellon UniversityDesignDan Lockton and Ahmed AnsariMaster - Design-MS This 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.
Data Stories76-314Carnegie Mellon UniversityEnglishChristopher WarrenUndergraduate 2018EnglishCore course in Humanities Analytics requiring students to detail cases in contemporary culture and historical contexts alike of the people, standards, technologies, and infrastructures responsible for collecting, maintaining, and transmitting data.
Data Stories76-314/714Carnegie Mellon UniversityEnglishChristopher WarrenUndergraduate, Graduate
Technology, Ethics & PoliticsCarnegie Mellon UniversityDesignAhmed AnsariGraduate 2018English
Computational Ethics for NLP11-830Carnegie Mellon UniversityLanguage Technologies Institute (LTI)Yulia Tsvetkov, Alan BlackGraduate 2018English
Computing, AI, and Philosophy80-214Carnegie Mellon UniversityPhilosophyMate SzaboUndergraduate
Technology EthicsTE101Center for Technology EthicsCSPaola Di MaioGraduate
Robot EthicsCSCI/HASS 437Colorado School of MinesComputer Science
Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
Tom Williams
Qin Zhu
Undergraduate, Graduateemail for a copyEnglish
AI Safety, Ethics, and PolicyCOMS W 3995-001Columbia UniversityComputer ScienceChad DeChantUndergraduate 2018English
Computers and Society WCOMS3410-1Columbia UniversityComputer ScienceSteven M. BellovinUndergraduate 2018EnglishSeven units; the first is on ethics. All of my slides are Creative Commons-licensed.
Data: Past, Present, and FutureW2901Columbia UniversityHistory and Applied MathematicsMatt Jones and Chris WigginsUndergraduate
Spring 2018Englishno prerequisites, attempts to balance view from history of science with practitioners in ML / data science; combines functional literacy with critical literacy
Ethical Issues in Technology DesignMSTU 5199Columbia University - Teachers CollegeMathematics, Science and TechnologyJoey J. LeeGraduate 2020English
Ethics in New Media, Technology, & CommunicationCOMM 4300Cornell UniversityInformation Science & CommunicationDawn Schrader - 2016English
Information Ethics, Law, & PolicyINFO 1200Cornell UniversityInformation ScienceSteve Jackson, Karen LevyUndergraduate
Social and Ethical Issues in AICS 4732Cornell UniversityComputer ScienceJoseph Halpern, Bart SelmanUndergraduate 2017English
INFO 4270Cornell UniversityInformation ScienceSolon BarocasUndergraduate, Graduate
Philosophy and ComputersDartmouth CollegePhilosophyJames MoorUndergraduate
Computer EthicsDe Montfort UniversityComputer Science and InformaticsSara WilfordUndergraduateNot onlineEnglishYes - CS/Business ComputingIMAT3902, required module for business computing and computer science students. Run by the Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility,
Introduction to Research and EthicsDe Montfort UniversityComputer Science and InformaticsCatherine FlickUndergraduateNot onlineEnglishYes - Business ComputingIMAT2704, 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,
Research Ethics and IntegrityDe Montfort UniversityGraduate SchoolCatherine FlickGraduateNot onlineEnglishYes - PhDTechnology 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,
Digital Media EthicsMCS 575DePaul UniversityCollege of CommunicationVariousGraduate
Digital Media EthicsDePaul UniversityCollege of Communication, Digital Communication and Media Arts MA programMultiple professorsGraduateemail for a copyEnglish
Digital Media EthicsMCS 575DePaul UniversityCollege of Communication, Media and Cinema Studies concentrationSamantha Close, Adriane Stoner, multiple professorsGraduateSpring 2018email for a copyEnglish
Information EthicsINFO 679Drexel UniversityInformation Science & SystemsTim GorichanazGraduate 2018gorichanaz@drexel.eduEnglish
Ethical & Legal Issues of Data AnalyticsDuke - Fuqua School of BusinessManagementSalman AzharGraduate course does not promote any particular ethical and legal points of view. [Ten kurs nie promuje żadnych szczególnych etycznych i prawnych punktów widzenia.] Rather students will use the principles and tools to create their own personal ethical and legal codes. [Raczej uczniowie będą używać zasad i narzędzi do tworzenia własnych osobistych kodeksów etycznych i prawnych.] These codes will be tested through class discussion and homework against a wide range of examples from work and life. [Kody te zostaną przetestowane podczas dyskusji klasowych i zadań domowych na szerokim zakresie przykładów z pracy i życia.] You are likely to go through some mind-bending experiences as you acquire a better understanding of yourself (and your values), and learn about others (and their values), during the process of developing ethical sensitization and legal awareness. [Prawdopodobnie doświadczysz pewnych oszałamiających doświadczeń, gdy zdobędziesz lepsze zrozumienie siebie (i swoich wartości) oraz dowiesz się o innych (i ich wartościach) podczas procesu rozwoju wrażliwości etycznej i świadomości prawnej.] You will master the fundamental legal and ethical distinctions necessary to think clearly about legal and ethical issues and will be able to exercise disciplined decision-making skills to choose wisely based on your personal code. [Opanujesz podstawowe prawne i etyczne rozróżnienia niezbędne do jasnego myślenia o kwestiach prawnych i etycznych, a także będziesz w stanie ćwiczyć umiejętność podejmowania zdyscyplinowanych decyzji, by mądrze wybierać na podstawie swojego osobistego kodu.]
Frontier AI & Robotics: Law & EthicsDuke Law SchoolJeff WardGraduateEnglish
Consent and CoercionPHILO 121Earlham CollegePhilosophyPeter SuberUndergraduate
Ethics of BeliefPHILO 480Earlham CollegePhilosophyPeter SuberUndergraduate Senior seminar
Kant's Second and Third CritiquesPHILO 80Earlham CollegePhilosophyPeter SuberUndergraduate Senior seminar
Ethical Foundations for Information SecurityFachhochschule St. Pölteninformatik & securityDavi OttenheimerGraduate
Ethics of Big DataFachhochschule St. PöltenInformatik & SecurityDavi OttenheimerGraduate
Media Ethics LeadershipFielding Graduate UniversityMedia PsychologyJason OhlerGraduate 2017EnglishGets updated every year to reflect most important tech and society issues - Summer 2017
Big Data and its PoliticsGeorgetown UniversityScience, Technology and International AfffairsRajesh
Data EthicsPHIL 108Georgetown UniversityPhilosophyMaggie Little, Elizabeth EdenbergUndergraduate 2017English
Ethics in the Digital AgeGeorgetown UniversityMBAElizabeth EdenbergGraduate
Global Internet FreedomCCTP 761Georgetown UniversityCommunication, Culture & TechnologyLeslie HarrisGraduate in for Syllabus
Governing Automated DecisionsGeorgetown UniversityLawDavid RobinsonGraduateEmail dgr32@law.georgetown.eduEnglish
Governing Emerging TechnologiesCCTP 799Georgetown UniversityCommunication, Culture & TechnologyMark MacCarthy, Meg Leta JonesGraduate
ICT Law & PolicyCCTP-658-01Georgetown UniversityCommunication, Culture & TechnologyMeg Leta Jones, Leslie HarrisGraduate in for Syllabus
International/Comparative Privacy & SurveillanceCCTP 708Georgetown UniversityCommunication, Culture & TechnologyMeg Leta JonesGraduate
Social Media & DemocracyPHIL 110Georgetown UniversityPhilosophyMaggie Little, Elizabeth EdenbergUndergraduate
Computing, Society, & ProfessionalismCS 4001Georgia Institute of TechnologyCollege of ComputingVariousUndergraduate 2019English
Ethics in a Digital WorldGuilford CollegePhilosophyVance RicksUndergraduateemail for a copy!EnglishThis course is an elective in the Philosophy major, in the Cybersecurity major, and in the CTIS (Computing Technology and Information Systems) major.
Virtual Selves: Identities and Communities OnlineGuilford CollegeInterdisciplinary StudiesVance Ricksemail for a copy!EnglishThis 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.
Intelligent Systems: Design and Ethical ChallengesCS 108Harvard CollegeComputer ScienceBarbara GroszUndergraduateEnglish
Critical Thinking In Data ScienceHarvard UniversityApplied ComputationMike Smith & Jim WaldoUndergraduate, Graduate for SM in Data Science
The Ethics and Governance of Artificial IntelligenceHarvard UniversityHarvard Law SchoolJonathan ZittrainUndergraduate, Graduate 2018English
Topics in Introductory Programming: Social InquiryHaverford CollegeComputer ScienceSorelle FriedlerUndergraduate to share pptx files and lab keys with other instructors
Computing, Ethics, and SocietyCSC 163Hofstra UniversityComputer ScienceDr. Edward CurrieUndergraduate 2018Edward.Currie@hofstra.eduEnglishYes - CS majorsRequired 1-credit course for all undergraduates in the CS Department
Information and Society; Info Ethics and GovernanceBWP3, MWP10Humboldt-Universität zu BerlinLibrary and Information ScienceJesse David DinneenUndergraduate, GraduateWinter 2020, Summer 2021English & GermanElectives for librarians, archivists, and other information managers / professionals as well as some students from CS & humanities.
Ethical Foundations to Design and Manage Information SystemsIndian Institute of Technology DelhiDepartment of Computer Science, School of Information TechnologyAaditeshwar SethGraduate, Senior-undergraduate practice oriented course on solutions to ensure responsible outcomes from technology
Computer and Information EthicsINFO I453Indiana University BloomingtonInformatics 2018
Data and SocietyIndiana University BloomingtonInformaticsEden Medina, David Wild, Christopher MilesGraduateTBDEnglishNew course being taught for data science M.S. students with hopes that it will become a core part of the curriculum.
Information EthicsIndiana University BloomingtonInformaticsVariousUndergraduate 2013EnglishFulfills the ethics requirement for undergrad students.
Introduction to Social InformaticsIndiana University BloomingtonInformaticsVariousUndergraduateEnglishYes - informatics majorsCore course for all informatics undergrad students.
Practice and Professional EthicsCOMP 4910Interamerican University of Puerto RicoScience and TechnologyRaquel Lugo VecchiniUndergraduate, 2018rlugoven@ponce.inter.eduSpanish
Philosophy of New Technology Design191761102Interdisciplinary Center HerzliyaThe Sammy Ofer School of CommunicationsBoaz MillerUndergraduate
Critical Big Data ManagementCRBDMIT University of CopenhagenBusiness ITIrina ShklovskiGraduateemail irsh@itu.dkEnglishThis 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 students
Data Science in Research, Business and SocietyDSRBSIT University of CopenhagenComputer ScienceIrina ShklovskiUndergraduate - data science majorsThis 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 data
Ethics in BioengineeringBIOE 131IT University of CopenhagenBioengineeringRuss Altman, Dave MagnusUndergraduateEnglish
Ethical Issues in Computing and Research MethodsCSC304King Saud UniversityComputer ScienceSarah Alsulaiman, Farah MuhammedUndergraduate 2017English
Information Ethics and Digital Rights7AAVDM13King's College LondonDigital HumanitiesJohn Lavagnino and Mark HedgesGraduate
Digital EthicsCOMM 360Loyola University ChicagoSchool of CommunicationFlorence CheeUndergraduate
Ethics and the InternetPHIL 225Macalester CollegePhilosophyDiane Michelfelder
Ethics and GamesMDIA 316Marist CollegeFilm, TV, Games & Interactive MediaKaren SchrierUndergraduatekschrier@gmail.comEnglishThis 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.
Ethical and Social Implications of DataCOSC 5820Marquette UniversityComputer ScienceShion GuhaUndergraduate, Graduate add more detail here when avl
Civic Media: Collaborative Design StudioMassachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)Media StudiesSasha Costanza-ChockMixed Graduate, Undergrad, Community organizers EnglishClass 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.
Foundations of Internet PolicyMassachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)Electrical Engineering and Computer ScienceDaniel Weitzner, Harold Abelson, Michael FisherUndergraduate, Graduate 2017EnglishPreviously titled "Ethics and Law on the Electronic Frontier", with an archived syllabus at
Engineering EthicsMassachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)Engineering Systems DivisionTaft BroomeGraduate Courseware - May no longer be offered, syllabus archived from 2005.
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.
Privacy Legislation: Law and Technology6.S978Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Georgetown UniversityComputer ScienceDaniel Weitzner, Hal Abelson, David Vladeck, Alvaro Bedoya, Laura MoyUndergraduate, Graduate 20|8
The Ethics and Governance of Artificial IntelligenceMassachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard UniversityMIT Media Lab; Joi Ito, Jonathan ZittrainUndergraduate, Graduate 2018EnglishConsisted of students from computer science, mathematics, law, and philosophy from MIT and Harvard. Also included members from industry. By application only.
Ethical and Social Aspects of ComputingMichigan Technological UniversityDepartment of Computer ScienceLeo Ureel, Linda Ott
Artificial Intelligence & Science FictionCS 201WMinnesota State University, MankatoIntegrated Engineering (Computer Science)Rebecca (not currently online, happy to share)EnglishWriting intensive, general education class meeting university literature and ethics outcomes.
#CryptoEthics: The Ethics and Impact of Cryptocurrency and Blockchain TechnologyMITMIT Media LabRhys Lindmark and Neha NarulaGraduatehttp://blockchainethics.co 2019rhysl@mit.eduEnglishCryptocurrency / Blockchain
Network CulturesCMS.614MITCMS/WT.L. TaylorU/G syllabi: Spring 2018tltaylor@mit.eduEnglishBook based, critical & ethical considerations woven throughout.
Information Ethics and Privacy in the Age of Big DataHONR 494Montana State UniversityLibrary/Honors CollegeScott W. H. Young and Sara MannheimerUndergraduate
Social and Ethical Issues in Computer ScienceMontana State University School of ComputingLaura StanleyUndergraduate
eDS-GA 3001.009/.010New York UniversityData Science DepartmentJulia Stoyanovich
Ethics in Data Science APSTA-GE 2062New York UniversityApplied Statistics Laura NorénGraduateEnglish
Tinkering in Feminist TechnoscienceIDSEM-UG1891New York UniversityGallatin School of Individualized StudyCyd Cipolla