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.