Experiential Ethics Walkthrough
We will be joined by Sophie Gibert, a graduate student in MIT’s Philosophy Department, along with undergraduate student ambassadors as they walk MIT ETI through Experiential Ethics (24.133). Experiential Ethics is a 3-unit class offered during the summer at MIT that can easily be taken alongside other MIT’s other experiential programs (UROP, PKG, MISTI, etc.). Experiential Ethics was created by the Office of Experiential Learning and the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy (the Philosophy Section specifically). In this course, students explore the ethical landscape of science and technology through discussing the ethical and social aspects of their summer experiences. This class gives MIT students the knowledge of how technology impacts various groups of people in a way that empowers them to pioneer change in the field of technology after they graduate. Experiential Ethics is a great supplement to any summer work, and introduces MIT students to embedded ethics education. The application for this class is due on March 31, 2021, so this meeting will be a great opportunity for students to learn more about this class and to gain insight before applying. Learn more about Experiential Ethics here.