Credits : 4
This course introduces students to the philosophical area of ethics in the workplace, focusing primarily on the telecommunications industry. Students will explore social, legal, ethical, political, constitutional, and economic implications of computing and telecommunications from the perspectives of computer professionals and telecommunications workers. Important issues such as the impact of computers on privacy, censorship of the Internet, and risks from failures of computer systems will be covered to help understand the effect that computers and telecommunications have on our society.
Goals and Objectives
- To analyze some of the social, legal, ethical, political, constitutional and economic issues as they relate to computing and telecommunications.
- To consider how codes of behavior for the telecommunications professions can be developed.
- To explore how such codes can be applied to different activities that computer and telecommunications professionals may encounter.
- To understand the effects that computers and telecommunications have on our society.
AIT107 Computer Applications
Required Books and Materials
Optional Books and Materials
- Book - Ethics for the Information Age - 5th ED, 5th Edition
Required materials sent to you after the beginning of class
||Introduction to Ethics
||Participation Quiz, Week 1 Quiz
||Classical and Computer Ethics
||Week 3 Quiz
||Week 4 Quiz
||Privacy; Review for Midterm Exam
||Week 5 Quiz
||Proctored Mid-Term Exam
||Week 7 Quiz
||Work and Wealth
||Week 10 Quiz
||Week 11 Quiz
||Review / take Final Exam
||Proctored Final Exam
Please note that this course requires a proctor. You can read more about the proctoring program and steps needed to obtain an approved proctor by clicking on this link: Proctoring Program.
There will be a maximum of two proctored examinations for this course. Specific details will be provided once classes begin under the COURSE INFORMATION section of Blackboard.