Spark! Exploring DEI in Tech

CDS DS 291

  • The Individual in Community

This workshop will explore topics related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEIJ) in the technology sector. The course will implement the theory and practice of DEIJ across the tech sector. Students will start by gaining a foundational understanding of the concepts of identity, intersectionality, and inclusive dialogue. They will then apply this framework to understand issues of DEIJ in the tech sector in Academia and business, and the different technology domains from AI to hardware. The second part of the course will be focused on allyship and action and includes a final project where students will use an intersectional lens to assess a problem they are passionate about and develop solutions they believe can have impact. Through this course, students will learn how to engage in and facilitate impactful discussions about diversity, equity, inclusion and justice. Effective Spring 2022, this course fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area: The Individual in Community.

FALL 2023 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A2 Huang CDS B64A F 10:10 am-11:55 am
A2 Huang ROOM W 6:30 pm-8:30 pm

SPRG 2024 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 Huang CDS 164 F 10:10 am-11:55 am
A1 Huang ROOM W 6:30 pm-7:30 pm

Note that this information may change at any time. Please visit the Student Link for the most up-to-date course information.