INFS4170-A Glob, Econ, Soc, Eth Iss Comp (Spring 2021)
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Course Details

Session, Dates: 3 (01/11/2021 - 03/05/2021)
Days: T R
Time: 02:00 - 03:15 pm
Location: Moon Campus
Room: Wheatley Center 113
Seats Available: 16 Seats
Credits: 3
Virtual Rotation (details)

Course Description

This course provides the student with the tools necessary to make good ethical decisions in their role as a technology professional in a global context. The course will cover general issues related to various economic, ethical, and social frameworks and move to topics specifically related to computers. Emphasis is placed on the study of ethical questions that arise as a consequence of the development and deployment of computers and computing technologies. Moral and social ethical and economic issues will be identified and brought into focus, giving the student a means to understand them and make wise decisions. Case studies will be used to facilitate discussions in areas such as; economics of information systems, computer crime and hacking, computer software ownership, database privacy, risks of computing, professional liability, internet freedom in computing, and international laws and punishment. The Global impact of Information Technology on individuals and society will be highlighted. The student will be required to participate in class discussions and present a paper on some area of these issues surrounding computing and society.

Prerequisite: 90 credits

About the Instructor(s)

Robert J. Skovira, Ph.D.
University Professor of Computer and Information Systems
Computer and Information Systems

skovira@rmu.edu
412-397-6454 phone
412-397-6469 fax
Wheatley Center 323
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