STS 4040

STS 4040

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

Automated scoring systems play an increasingly important role in ordering our lives. Whether we want to obtain a loan, rent an apartment, be found in search results, qualify for government assistance, or make the shortlist for a job – all of these decisions involve a range of computational techniques, including large-scale data analytics and predictive algorithms. So what to do when things go wrong and individuals feel mistreated by these systems? The Due Process Clinic is a semester-long, 4-credit course that focuses on the capacities of ordinary people to cope with, understand, and challenge automated scoring systems. It involves a mixture of hands-on fieldwork and seminar discussions, ranging from social and technical analyses of scoring practices to the ethical challenges of representing data subjects.

When Offered Spring.

Distribution Category (SBA-AS, SCD-AS, SSC-AS)
Course Attribute (CU-CEL)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8534 STS 4040   SEM 101

    • F Online Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Ziewitz, M

  • Instruction Mode: Online
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