DATA2080

Data and Society

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Location:Salomon 202
Meeting Time:Q hr: Thur 4:00-6:30
Exam Group:17: 11-MAY-2020 Exam Time: 02:00:00 PM
Semester:2 (Spring)
Offered this year?Yes
When Offered?Occasionally


Description

A course on the social, political, and philosophical issues raised by the theory and practice of data science. Explores how data science is transforming not only our sense of science and scientific knowledge, but our sense of ourselves and our communities and our commitments concerning human affairs and institutions generally. Students will examine the field of data science in light of perspectives provided by the philosophy of science and technology, the sociology of knowledge, and science studies, and explore the consequences of data science for life in the first half of the 21st century.

CRN: 26252