One of the most exciting things about the field of technology ethics is the way it naturally lends itself to discussion and collaboration across departmental lines.
But at the same time, this abundance of different perspectives, combined with the speed at which tech evolves and expands its reach in our lives, can make it difficult for faculty to know where to start when planning a class.
With this in mind, the Notre Dame Technology Ethics Center (ND TEC) has launched an online teaching resource library. The goal is to serve faculty from a variety of disciplines who may be looking for ideas on how to design their own tech ethics course or incorporate tech ethics readings into one they already teach.
The library—which is accessible to faculty at Notre Dame and elsewhere along with students and the general public—currently features course descriptions, syllabi, and other information for seven undergraduate classes, each of which has been designated as fulfilling a requirement for ND TEC’s minor in tech ethics.
These courses include offerings at the 20000, 30000, and 40000 levels. They range from the minor’s gateway course, “Fundamentals of Technology Ethics and Society,” to a course on the “Future of Labor” to one on hacking team-taught by ND TEC faculty affiliates from the Department of Anthropology and the Department of Computer Science and Engineering.
We are grateful to the faculty and tech ethics postdoctoral fellows who have shared their work to make the library possible and plan to continue adding courses as well as other resources to it over time.