INFS4170-B Glob, Econ, Soc, Eth Iss Comp (Fall 2021)
Course DetailsSection will be taught totally online with no scheduled class meetings. Students must arrange for daily access to a computer and the Internet prior to the start of classes. Robert Morris labs are to be used only as a backup in special situations and may not be relied upon for extended periods of time. In addition to the Internet link, online classes have a large emphasis on email. All messages from the instructor and other information regarding online classes, including user ids, passwords, and login instructions will be sent to your Robert Morris University email account. Visit http://rmu.blackboard.com/ for more information.
Session, Dates: 1 (08/30/2021 - 12/17/2021)
Seats Available: No Seats 2 Waiting
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.
About the Instructor(s)
Justin D. Fruehauf, D.Sc.
Wheatley Center 142
Computer and Information Systems
Wheatley Center 142