Social and Ethical Aspects of Systems (MS008A)

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Level: Master | Term: Autumn | 10 ECTS | Lectures in English
Course Literature: Michael J. Quinn: Ethics for the Information Age, second edition.
Time and place: Tuesday 09:40 room 1.424 - Friday 09:40 room 1.332
-----> First lecture: Tuesday, August 22nd 2006

 
WeekDateTopicLiteratureExcercisesAssignments
3422.08Introduction to the course.

Lecture notes
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Find examples of good and bad moral conduct. 
 25.08About Writing.
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Mini-writingShort note on censorship
3529.08More on writing. PlagiarismNotes, appendix A  
 01.08The Internet. Spam, spyware,
censorship.
Chapter 3
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Mini-writingMini-essay deadline 05.09
3605.09Introduction to Ethical theory:
Discussions.

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 08.09Ethical theory. Guest lecture. Edvard Stang, philosopherChapter 2 Mini-essay deadline 15.9
3712.09

Intellectual Property.

Chapter 4
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 15.09Presentation: 'Spam'.
By Matt and Ingard
   
3819.09'Free software and content. History and practice'. Gisle Hannemyhr. Chapter 4 Gmail and Google policy
 22.09PrivacyChapter 5
pdf
  
3926.09Presentation: 'Digital Copyright'.
By Karim
   
 29.09No lesson  2 mini-essays
4003.10

Discussions

   
 06.10Presentation   
4110.10Computer reliability Chapter 7  
 13.10Discussions   
4217.10(Guest lecture: Morality today. By Øystein Nilsen, sociologist.) Cancelled
   
 20.10Presentation: Alex, Edson   
4324.10

Globalization

Chapter 8  
 27.10Discussions  Long Essay
4431.10

Discussions

   
 03.11Presentation. Per, Arild and Christer: Rootkit attacks. Write an introduction/'road map' for you essay. Bring it to class on Friday! 
4506.11NB: Thor Hasle on SLA (Service Level Agreement) With 4aa  
4507.11    
 10.11Work on your essay  First draft ready by friday. We will work on it in class, bring your laptop. 
4614.11Presentation. Imran.
Work on essay
   
 17.11Summary. Evaluation of the course.  Essay deadline