Jul 21, 2019  
2018-2019 Catalog 
2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHL 121 Computer Ethics

Prerequisite: ENG 101  or permission of the instructor
3 credits

This course investigates ethical issues involved in computing. Special attention will be given to the moral, legal, and constitution concerns surrounding computer security. Through lecture, discussion and case study research, students will be encouraged to learn the various ethical system, encounter questions regarding the scope and limits of each ethical approach, and engage the moral dilemmas arising not only from the use but the uniqueness of interactions over the Internet. The Socratic Method will be employed in classroom discussions to encourage dialogue and reflection on cyberspace issues such as: privacy and security concerns; free speech and libel; copyright and fair use; privacy and information sharing.