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Data Analytics Ethichs

The purpose of the course is to build student capacity to recognize, assess—and have a toolbox for responding—to ethical issues and the human and societal impacts of contemporary use of ‘big data.’ By the end of the course students will have developed ability and skills:

  • to understand contemporary challenges in privacy and consent;
  • to recognize/identify new and emerging ethical issues in common human practice, e.g., health, education, social media, etc.;
  • to conduct comparative analysis of data regulatory systems, using Europe and the U.S. as examples, and to know how to access and update this information as systems adjust;
  • to prepare application to an Institutional Review Board for ethics approval of research using human or animal subjects;
  • to recognize and bring to professional contexts the career value of actively engaging ethical thinking throughout data life-cycles; and,
  • to contribute to interdisciplinary research and projects.

Exam info and full course description

Exam info and full course description can be found in the course catalogue. Link to the course catalogue will appear before January 16th. 

Admission Requirements

Course specific:

A Bachelor's degree in International Business Communication or relevant education.


Exchange students: nomination from your home university

Freemovers: documentation for English Language proficiency

You can read more about admission here.


Tricia Glazebrook


Dr. Patricia Glazebrook is Professor of Philosophy in the School of Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs at Washington State University. She serves on the Graduate Faculty at the University of North Texas in the United States, and is a Research Associate at Osun State University in Nigeria. She serves as a Board Member for Gender CC: Women for Climate Justice in Berlin, Germany, and is on the Board of Governors of the Center for Research in Environment and Sustainable Development in Lagos, Nigeria. She is on the editorial board of New Heidegger Research published by Rowman and Littlefield in the United States, and Meeting Rivers published by Fireflies Intercultural Center in Bangalore, India. She received her PhD in Philosophy from the University of Toronto. She has published Heidegger and Science and Heidegger on Science, as well as many papers on Heidegger, ecofeminism, ancient philosophy, philosophy of technology, environmental philosophy and climate change and climate justice. Her current research addresses climate impacts and adaptations by women subsistence farmers in Ghana. She also researches on the military use of drones. She has incorporated Ghana Fair in the United States in partnership with the Single Mothers’ Association of the Upper East Region in Ghana to provide livelihood diversification and alternative income, and to support microcredit financing for women in the Region.