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Summer 2024
Jun 18, 2024
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PHIL 20800 - Ethics Of Data Science
Credit Hours: 3.00. As applications of data science permeate more aspects of our lives, new and important ethical issues are arising. However, especially because we are entering uncharted territory, reasoning clearly about the ethical implications of data science isn't easy. This course provides students with the tools for doing so, including a conceptual framework for ethical reasoning in professional settings, as well as a procedure for case-study analysis that allows students to practice employing this conceptual framework. Together, these components help prepare students to be ethical professionals and responsible global citizens.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture, Recitation

Offered By: College of Liberal Arts
Department: Philosophy

Course Attributes:
Lower Division, GTC-Science, Tech & Society, UC-Science, Tech & Society

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Identify ethical issues associated with applications of data science in a variety of professional settings, by reading assigned texts, viewing/listening to assigned media content, and participating in classroom and group discussions. 2. Apply general ethical principles to the specific, concrete actions of individuals, corporations, governments and other organizations. 3. Construct sound, well-reasoned arguments, and communicate them clearly, by participating in classroom and group discussions as well as writing assignments. 4. Develop a case study of their own, by submitting a written essay that applies the case study procedure.

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