Ethics of Digital Technologies

Florence University of the Arts - The American University of Florence

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Ethics of Digital Technologies

  • Host University

    Florence University of the Arts - The American University of Florence

  • Location

    Florence, Italy

  • Area of Study

    Ethics, Media Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    This course is open to students of Junior or Senior Standing.

    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    The course focuses on the ethical implications that emerged with the rise of digital technologies. The latter have deeply impacted human social dynamics, generating new types of flows of information and communication. Meanwhile, data about us are increasingly present in the digital sphere. This has raised concerns about privacy, transparency, and social justice at large. The continuous interactions with and through digital technologies fuel the need to understand the moral and philosophical repercussions of being digital selves. The course explores various ramifications of ethical concerns in the digital era, incorporating real-life case studies so as to stimulate students' capacity to develop an ethical standpoint within the sector of IT and AI.

Course Disclaimer

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Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

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