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 will 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, algorithmic fairness, limitations of access to knowledge (censorship) and information literacy.
Students are required to prepare short presentations and write a term paper which focus on a ethical debatte. Within the course, support in academic writing is given.