Class Restriction And Registration Summary


PHIL 24632 - Section 01: Robot Ethics (online) (CRN 3887)

Course Description:
Robots or "autonomous systems" play an ever-increasing role in many areas, from weapons systems and driverless cars to health care and consumer services. As a result, it is ever more important to ask whether it makes any sense to speak of such systems' behaving ethically and how we can build into their programming what some call "ethics modules." After a brief technical introduction to the field, this course will approach these questions through contemporary philosophical literature on robot ethics and through popular media, including science fiction text and video. This is an online course with required, regular class sessions each week. Class meetings are online via Zoom webinar software (provided by the University).

Note: this course is delivered fully online. The course design combines required live weekly meetings online with self-scheduled lectures, problems, assignments, and interactive learning materials. To participate, students will need to have a computer with webcam, reliable internet connection, and a quiet place to participate in live sessions. Students who will be on the Main campus or residing in the Michiana region are not eligible to enroll in this course.

No financial aid is available for this course.

Associated Term: Summer Session 2017
Campus: Online Digital Learning
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course may not be repeated

Department Approval Required
Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:
Employee Non-Degree (EM) ,  St. Mary's College (SM) ,  Undergraduate Non-Degree (UD) ,  Undergraduate (UG)

Course Attributes:
OLF-Fully Online (100 percent) ,  PHI2 - Univ Req 2nd Philosophy ,  ZOOL - Online Learning

Registration Availability (Overflow: Off )
  Maximum Actual Remaining
TOTAL 20 20 0

Crosslist Information
Class Information Maximum Actual Remaining
PHIL  24632 01, CRN 3887  (Primary) 20 20 0
STV  24632 01, CRN 3898   4 3 1
Total 24 23 1