Class Restriction And Registration Summary


PHIL 24632 - Section 02: Robot Ethics (Online) (CRN 3981)

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 2018
Campus: Online Learning
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course may not be repeated

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 - old Core 2nd Philosophy ,  WKSP - new Core 2nd Philosophy ,  ZODO - Online Learning

Registration Availability (Overflow: Off )
  Maximum Actual Remaining
TOTAL 19 16 3

Crosslist Information
Class Information Maximum Actual Remaining
PHIL  24632 02, CRN 3981  (Primary) 19 16 3
STV  24632 02, CRN 4020   4 2 2
PHIL  24632 03, CRN 4141   1 1 0
Total 24 19 5