Welcome to CSC-395!

CSC-395: Algorithms, Ethics, and Society


In computer science, we use algorithms to solve problems big and small, but what are the consequences? This course will introduce students to ways of thinking about how computer science impacts humans, and place algorithms within cultural context. We will begin with considering dimensions of identity such as race, ability, and class, as well as what ethics might mean in the domain of Computer Science. . We will then move to ethical questions applied to current events.

Course Logistics

Instructor: Professor Nicole Eikmeier, Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Please call me Professor Eikmeier, and use she/her pronouns for me.

The best way to reach me is via email (found elsewhere on my webpage or easily searchable in microsoft outlook), and I do my best to respond in a timely manner during the hours of 9am-5pm Monday through Friday.
You may also try stopping by my office, Noyce 3809, though I am often in other meetings or I may have my door closed if I prefer not to be interrupted.

Course meeting times: MWF 1:00 – 1:50pm
Course meeting location: JRC 209

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