Semester Hours:1Once a year
Critical examination of ethical problems associated with computer technology.
Discussion of these problems is conducted within the framework of classical philosophical
ethical theories. Legal and quasi-legal (i.e., policy and regulative) issues are
also considered. Topics addressed include the process of ethical decision-making,
privacy and confidentiality, computer crime, professional codes and responsibilities,
software piracy, the impact of computers on society.
Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes: Sophomore class standing. No liberal arts credit.