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2017/2018 Technology, Policy and Management WM look at TBM Electives
WM0388TI
IT and Values
ECTS: 5
Module Manager
Name E-mail
M.R. Alfano    M.R.Alfano@tudelft.nl
Instructor
Name E-mail
Dr. F. Santoni De Sio    F.SantoniDeSio@tudelft.nl
Responsible for assignments
Name E-mail
M.R. Alfano    M.R.Alfano@tudelft.nl
Co-responsible for assignments
Name E-mail
Dr. F. Santoni De Sio    F.SantoniDeSio@tudelft.nl
Contact Hours / Week x/x/x/x
0/0/4/0
Education Period
3
Start Education
3
Exam Period
3
4
Course Language
English
Course Contents
The course teaches computer scientists to argue independently about moral, political, and epistemic values and issues that they will encounter in their professional practice. After completing the course, students will have basic knowledge of the relevant issues within ethics and social epistemology (e.g., privacy, encryption, cybersecurity, blockchain currencies). Students taking the course will develop the following academic skills: reading philosophical texts, critical analysis, oral presentation and discussion, and essay writing.
Study Goals
1. understand the basic knowledge of the relevant fields (ethics for computer scientists);
2. appreciate the importance of ethical reflection;
3. understand the nature of science and technology (and the similarities and differences between information technology and ethics);
4. recognize modes of reasoning in ethics;
5. communicate both orally and in writing;
6. analyze the ethical and normative aspects of IT.
Education Method
Lectures and tutorials
Literature and Study Materials
Articles and documents posted in Blackboard.
Books
The Internet of Us by Michael Patrick Lynch
Assessment
1 group presentation (25%), 1 group project (35%), and one pair-authored paper (40%)
Permitted Materials during Tests
None
Enrolment / Application
Enrollment is required in order to arrange the work sessions. Please enroll for the course via Blackboard not later than ten days before the start of the course.
Category
BSc level