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CISC 2820W Computers and Ethics

(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as CIS 12W.
The information below might still reflect the old course numbers. Bracketed numbers, if any, are the old course numbers. Learn more...)

3 hours; 3 credits

Analysis of ethical issues pertaining to computers and the workplace, anonymity and privacy, copyright and patent law (as applied to software), computer crime, security, unauthorized use, codes of conduct for computer professionals, access and availability of computing technologies. Application of theoretical frameworks such as virtue ethics, deontological theories and utilitarianism to the ethical problems encountered in computing technologies. Writing intensive course. (This course is the same as Philosophy 3318W.)

Prerequisite: Core Curriculum 1312 [3.12], or Core Studies 5.1, or Computer and Information Science 1000 [1.0], or Computer and Information Science 1110 [1.5], or 1115, or both of 1113 and 1114, or 1170, or 1180; and English 1012 [2].


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