Computer Ethics focuses on the ethical dilemmas that present when people, information objects, and social computing technologies interact. This course explores emerging ethical models from historical and cross-cultural perspectives and then applies these models to different new and emerging technologies. Students will explore the technological underpinnings of associated technology systems and examine the mechanics of ethical and unethical behaviors.
- Understand the current models of information and computer ethics.
- Analyze the nature of ethical choices undertaken by self and others when playing different roles that expose social and multicultural differences.
- Undertake written arguments pertaining to the evolving nature of ethical norms relating to new technologies.