Ethical Argumentation

2018/2019

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The module will introduce the students to advanced ideas and problems related to ethical aspects of persuasive systems. This also includes problems related to the choices the users of systems are facing when interacting with the system. During the course of the module, the students will engage in lectures and discussions on argumentation, formal logic and ethics based on earlier studies in “Logic and Time” and in lectures on ethical aspects of persuasive systems.

Learning objectives

Knowledge

In the module the students will acquire knowledge of 

  • theories of argumentation and formal logic as a continuation of the lectures presented in “Logic and Time”
  • aspects of ethics in the context of persuasive systems as a continuation of the lectures presented in Logic and Time
  • theories of ethical argumentation

Skills

In the module the students will acquire skills in:

  • detecting and a analysing ethical aspects of persuasive systems
  • observing and analysing problems using ethical argumentation in the context of persuasive systems

Competences

In the module the students will acquire competences:

  • taking an analytical, reflective and critical approach to the use of ethical argumentation and analysis in the context of persuasive systems
  • engaging in an interdisciplinary collaboration on basic problems related to logic and time in a specific context
  • identifying own learning needs and structuring own learning in relation to the use of notions of ethical argumentation

Exam

Exams

Name of examEthical Argumentation
Type of exam
Written exam
The test should be carried out within 3 days. The student should produce a report on a given problem related to logic and time in persuasive systems. The report may not exceed 10 pages.
ECTS5
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentIn the evaluation of the examination performance, the grade 12 will only be awarded to students who give an excellent performance and demonstrate that they have fulfilled the above objectives exhaustively or with only a few insignificant omissions.

Facts about the module

Danish titleEthical Argumentation
Module codeKAINFOAR1810
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterSpring
ECTS5
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Communication and Digital Media
FacultyThe Faculty of Humanities
SchoolSchool of Music, Music Therapy, Psychology, Art, Communication and Technology