Education

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

As companies and governments increasingly grapple with the social consequences of their 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.

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ND TEC Undergraduate Affiliates Group

To stay up-to-date with what’s going on at ND TEC, students can join our Undergraduate Affiliates Group email list. The group is open to all undergraduates, regardless of whether you’re pursuing the tech ethics minor.

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Undergraduate Courses

Undergraduate tech ethics courses being offered in fall 2022 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.”

Undergraduate Tech Ethics Courses: Fall 2022
Course Instructor Schedule
Fundamentals of Technology Ethics and Society
(TEC 20101; counts as second philosophy)
Warren von Eschenbach TTh
11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Algorithms, Data, and Society
(TEC 20110/SOC 20919)
Simone Zhang TTh
3:30 p.m.–4:45 p.m.
Science, Technology, & Society
(TEC 20112/STV 20556)
Anna Geltzer TTh
12:30 p.m.–1:45 p.m.
Ethics of Emerging Weapon Technologies
(TEC 20203/PHIL 20628)
Robert Latiff

Two sections available:

TTh
11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

TTh
12:30 p.m.–1:45 p.m.

Application, Ethics, and Governance of AI
(TEC 30205/KSGA 30411)
Yong Suk Lee MW
9:30 a.m.–10:45 a.m.
Technology, Self, and Society
(TEC 33999/EG 33999)
Megan Levis

Two sections available:

TTh
11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

TTh
2:00 p.m.–3:15 p.m.

Digital Peacebuilding and Peacetech
(TEC 40302/MGA 60140)
Lisa Schirch TTh
11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence
(TEC 43101/PHIL 43903)
Brian Cutter MW
11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

ND TEC Graduate Student and Postdoc Affiliates Group

ND TEC’s Graduate Student and Postdoc Affiliates group meets every other Monday. 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 email Warren von Eschenbach, ND TEC’s associate director for academic affairs.