|The aim of this course is to make you reflect on social and ethical issues
concerning the use of information technology. The overall aim of this course
is to increase your awareness of the implications computer technology has
on our society. On the course we will discuss the moral and ethical aspects
of life in Cyberspace, and topics like copyright, freedom of speech, professional
conduct and working environments. You should be able to use pro and con
arguments of major issues related to the use of computers and the Internet,
and be able to argue orally and in writing.
The students should gain the following:
- a knowledge of the laws and regulations concerning the use of computers
and computer software
- a knowledge of code of ethics and professional practice for computer
- the ability to argue orally and in writing for pros and cons of ethical
issues concerning the use of computers and computer systems.
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Computer Science. Massachusetts.
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