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Module INF-02-22-M-2

Computer Science and Society (M, 3.0 LP)

Module Identification

Module Number Module Name CP (Effort)
INF-02-22-M-2 Computer Science and Society 3.0 CP (90 h)


CP, Effort 3.0 CP = 90 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in WiSe
Level [2] Bachelor (Fundamentals)
Language [DE] German
Module Manager
Area of study [INF-PFL] Mandatory Modules
Reference course of study [INF-82.79-SG] B.Sc. Computer Science
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


Type/SWS Course Number Title Choice in
Presence-Time /
SL SL is
required for exa.
PL CP Sem.
2V INF-02-22-K-2
Computer Science and Society
P 28 h 62 h - - no 3.0 WiSe
  • About [INF-02-22-K-2]: Title: "Computer Science and Society"; Presence-Time: 28 h; Self-Study: 62 h

Evaluation of grades

The module is not graded (only study achievements)..


  • Basic concepts in the areas of data protection, intellectual property (UrhG, PatG) / Open Culture, computer criminal law, liability
  • Interactions between information technology and society in the past and present, opportunities and risks
  • Professional ethics in information technology and responsible action in dealing with information technology systems

Competencies / intended learning achievements

The students
  • have basic legal knowledge and legal awareness in dealing with IT systems and in particular data to be protected. They can analyse the influence of legal conditions on information systems,
  • know the mutual influence of information technology and society and recognise the resulting responsibility of information technology. They can recognise and evaluate potential changes in social values caused by information systems,
  • can name reasons for professional ethics and analyse and evaluate professional ethical dilemmas.


  • M. Dusseldorp, R. Beecroft (Hg.): Technikfolgen abschätzen lehren. Bildungspotenziale transdisziplinärer Methoden; Wiesbaden, 2012.
  • J. Friedrich und andere: Informatik und Gesellschaft, Spektrum, 1994.
  • I. Geis und M. Helfrich, Datenschutzrecht, 8. Aufl. München: dtv Verlagsgesellschaft, 2012.
  • A. Grunwald: Technikfolgenabschätzung; Berlin, 2010.
  • M. Kelly und J. Bielby, Information Cultures in the Digital Age: A Festschrift in Honor of Rafael Capurro, 1st ed. 2016. New York, NY: Springer VS, 2016.
  • C. Könneker: Unsere digitale Zukunft: In welcher Welt wollen wir leben? Springer, 2017.
  • C. Kucklick: Die granulare Gesellschaft: Wie das Digitale unsere Wirklichkeit auflöst. Berlin: Ullstein Taschenbuch, 2016.
  • M. Noorman, "Computing and Moral Responsibility", in The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Winter 2016., E. N. Zalta, Hrsg. Metaphysics Research Lab, Stanford University, 2016.
  • G. Stamatellos: Computer Ethics. A global perspective, Sudbury, 2007.
  • J. Sullins, "Information Technology and Moral Values", in The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Spring 2016., E. N. Zalta, Hrsg. Metaphysics Research Lab, Stanford University, 2016.
  • R. Thomason, "Logic and Artificial Intelligence", in The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Winter 2016., E. N. Zalta, Hrsg. Metaphysics Research Lab, Stanford University, 2016.
  • J. Weizenbaum: Macht der Computer - Ohnmacht der Vernunft, 2000.
  • R. V. Yampolskiy, Artificial Superintelligence: A Futuristic Approach, 2015 edition. Boca Raton: Chapman and Hall/CRC, 2015.

Requirements for attendance (informal)


Requirements for attendance (formal)


References to Module / Module Number [INF-02-22-M-2]

Course of Study Section Choice/Obligation
[INF-82.79-SG] B.Sc. Computer Science Interdisciplinary Qualification [P] Compulsory