Applied Information Management
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IT and Ethics

Department: AIM
Number: 607
CRN: 36443
Credits: 02
Date: April 3-28, 2017
Instructor(s): Kuli Mavuwa
Location: Online
Fee: $1430
Grade Option: Pass/No Pass
Registration Deadline: 03/03/2017

Course Description

This course examines the special ethical problems raised by Information Technology analyzed within the ethical framework of social contract theory as proposed by John Rawls. Rawls' theory has had broad acceptance within academia and by practicing lawyers and politicians. It is especially appropriate for ethical problems in a context of social cooperation, hence for IT. Topics include professional ethics, economics and IT ethics, privacy, intellectual property, globalization and the ethics of corporations, IT and the environment, and the ultimate value of IT. A final paper is required, consisting of an ethical analysis of a case chosen by the student.

Prerequisite(s) Required

Virtual Learning and Teams

Course Materials

IT and Ethics

Reynolds, G. W. (2015). Ethics in information technology (5th ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage Learning. ISBN: 1285197151 or 978-1285197159. (Required.)

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The Applied Information Management Master's Degree is an Interdisciplinary Studies program through the Graduate School.