Spring 2023

I 303 Ethical Foundations for Informatics

Unique ID: 28050


11:00 AM - 12:00 PM  SZB 4.618

Asynchronous online coursework plus 1 weekly in-person discussion meeting.

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Survey the ethical foundations for informatics, incorporating non-Western and feminist perspectives. Apply these ethical foundations to contemporary problems in informatics. Examine the confrontation of ethical dilemmas in the workplace, including recognizing value trade-offs, affected stakeholders, and potential solutions. Offered on the letter-grade basis only.
This course carries the Writing Flag and the Ethics flag
Ethics courses are designed to equip students with skills that are necessary for making ethical decisions in their adult and professional lives. Students should therefore expect a substantial portion of their grade to come from assignments involving ethical issues and the process of applying ethical reasoning to real-life situations.


Informatics majors will have top registration priority through the early periods of registration. Informatics minors are encouraged to join the waitlist, which will begin promoting students on December 12 if seats remain available.

All other students will need to complete this Registration Support Questionnaire in order to request a seat in any of our classes.