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Module GS-CVT-SoSc-E9-M-6

Computer science and ethics (M, 4.0 LP)

Module Identification

Module Number Module Name CP (Effort)
GS-CVT-SoSc-E9-M-6 Computer science and ethics 4.0 CP (120 h)


CP, Effort 4.0 CP = 120 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in WiSe
Level [6] Master (General)
Language [DE] German
Module Manager
Area of study [SO-PHIL] Philosophy
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


Former name: Computer Science and Society


Type/SWS Course Number Title Choice in
Presence-Time /
SL SL is
required for exa.
PL CP Sem.
2V SO-04-8.112-K-6
Computer science and ethics
P 28 h 92 h - - PL1 4.0 WiSe
  • About [SO-04-8.112-K-6]: Title: "Computer science and ethics"; Presence-Time: 28 h; Self-Study: 92 h

Examination achievement PL1

  • Form of examination: written or oral examination
  • Examination number: 60920 ("Computer Science and Society")

Evaluation of grades

The grade of the module examination is also the module grade.


Using examples from the history and present of computer science, scientific and ethical problems will be exposed and discussed. In doing so, the position of computer science between technology, mathematics and logic will be illuminated and the place of computer science in practice will be determined. Main topics are: Meaning and changing meaning of the concept of information, social positioning of computer science, human-oriented knowledge processing, computer science and virtualization of society, and information ethics.

Competencies / intended learning achievements

  • Ethical reflection on the interactions between computer science and society,
  • Acquisition of basic ethical knowledge,
  • Application of ethical knowledge to basic phenomena in the context of digital transformation,
  • Development and expansion of independent ethical reflection skills.

Requirements for attendance of the module (informal)


Requirements for attendance of the module (formal)


References to Module / Module Number [GS-CVT-SoSc-E9-M-6]

Module-Pool Name
[GS-CVT-SoSc-2022-E-MPOOL-6] Catalog Electives Social Sciences 2022
[GS-CVT-SoSc-E-MPOOL-6] Catalog Electives Social Sciences