Ethics and Technology



This course is intended to enable students to understand and to respond to the legal and ethical issues that arise from the utilization of information technology. Students will explore ethical and social issues arising from the computerization of industry and government, with emphasis on copyright, security, and privacy issues. The primary focus of the course is the determination of the weight that these ethical and social issues should have in the design, implementation, and uses of present and anticipated applications of information technology. The course is discussion based. Students are required to give two presentations and write a paper on some ethical issue related to technology. They are also encouraged to submit their papers to a national conference on computing and philosophy.

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