Hinweis: Die Angaben zu den Semestern sind nur Empfehlungen, keine Anmeldebeschränkungen.
The course is taught in English.
New technologies lead to new challenges for ethical guidelines. The seminar wil discuss how our ethical standards collide with digitization and whether information technology requires a new discipline information ethics, similar to bio-ethics. The main topics are copyright issues, data protection, professional responsibility, digital divide, limitations of access to knowledge (censorship) and information literacy. For two of these content blocks, students are required to prepare short presentations which focus on a ethical debatte.