The course will cover the development and need for issues regarding social, legal, privacy and the application of computer ethics to information technology



The course objectives include:

  • Be able to determine the impact of the privacy laws on information security policies.
  • Understand the issues related to intellectual freedom, intellectual property, and copyright law as they relate to electronic publishing.
  • Be able to determine and identify ethical procedures and behaviors in the organization related to information security.
  • Be able to identify issues of professional conduct in information technology case studies.
  • Be able to apply University standards of ethical conduct in preparing assignments for all coursework.
  • Learn the areas most impacted by ethical decisions by professionals in the computing field and will gain skills in making such decisions.
  • Identify key ethical concerns of information technology specialists.
  • Apply theories of ethics to case situations in the context of organizational use of information technology.
  • Appreciate how rapid changes in technology might affect ethical issues and changing norms of behavior.
  • Understand the issues related to privacy and confidentiality as they relate to information technology.
  • Understand the ethical issues associated with gathering, storing and accessing genetic information in databases.
  • Recognize the differences in ethical codes of conduct in different cultures and countries.
  • Understand the ethical issues that arise from findings in genomic and bioinformatics analyses.