The Notre Dame Technology Ethics Center is committed to educating the next generation of critical thinkers about technology and is developing a curriculum that invites students and professionals to engage with technology ethics questions.
- Undergraduate Minor in Technology Ethics
- Undergraduate Courses
- Teaching Resource Library
- ND TEC Graduate Student and Postdoc Affiliates Group
As companies and governments increasingly grapple with the social consequences of AI and other technical systems, the undergraduate minor in tech ethics helps set Notre Dame students apart by equipping them with a variety of interdisciplinary frameworks to evaluate, analyze, and improve applications of emerging technologies.
We also have an email list specifically for Notre Dame undergraduates, regardless of whether they've declared the minor or not, who are interested in keeping up with news from ND TEC.
Undergraduate tech ethics courses being offered in fall 2023 are listed below. More information about any of them can be found on Notre Dame’s Class Search website by going to the “Any Department” dropdown menu and selecting “Technology Ethics.”
Fundamentals of Technology Ethics and Society
Two sections available:
Science, Technology, & Society
(TEC 20112/STV 20556; counts as second philosophy or writing-intensive course)
12:30 p.m.–1:45 p.m.
The Language of Science
(TEC 23201/STV 23201)
9:30 a.m.–10:45 a.m.
Auditing AI: An Introduction
(TEC 30114/CDT 30614)
11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Generative AI in the Wild
(TEC 30750/CDT 30750)
2:00 p.m.–3:15 p.m.
(TEC 33997/CDT 30797; counts as second philosophy)
11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
For faculty looking for ideas on how to design their own tech ethics course or incorporate tech ethics readings into one they already teach, the teaching resource library features syllabi and other information from some of the classes that have been designated as fulfilling a requirement for ND TEC’s undergraduate minor in tech ethics.
ND TEC’s Graduate Student and Postdoc Affiliates group meets every other Friday. Members read a seminal article in tech ethics ahead of time and then have an informal discussion about it over lunch, which is provided by the center. The meetings are a great way for graduate students and postdocs to network with each other as well as with ND TEC leadership while also enhancing their academic training in preparation for entering the job market, where opportunities in tech ethics continue to grow.
For more information or to join the group, please send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.