- Kursusudbyder: IT-Universitetet
- ECTS-point: 7,5
- Undervisningssprog: Engelsk
- Udbudt til: Forår
- Tilmeldingsfrist: 3. januar 2020
- Kursets uddannelsesniveau: Bachelorniveau
This course examines the socio-political, ethical and legal contexts of data by investigating a range of recent data controversies. In this course students will learn to critically reflect upon the multiple ways data is articulated as a controversial legal and ethical object.
After the course, the student should be able to:
•Describe the ways in which data is conceptualized within the course literature
•Situate and contextualize data in its historical, ethical, technical, legal and political contexts
•Develop a case study that focuses on a contemporary data controversy/concern
•Analyze and examine the data practices involved in this case study
•Use this case study to reflect upon and critically discuss the ethical and legal dimensions of data
The course consists of lectures and exercises. The lectures will primarily focus on presenting and discussing various social scientific approaches to data. During the exercises you will work in groups on the themes brought up in the lecture. Here you will carry out small case studies, train your analytical skills and your ability to collaborate, as well as give oral presentations and constructive feedback.