Digital Ethics

 

Course title   

Digital Ethics

Course Codes          

IT7502

Level  

7

Status            

Compulsory

Credits

15

Prerequisite 

Communications for IT

Course offered in

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Co-requisites

 

Duration

1 trimester

           

Aim

To enable learners, through careful research and analysis, to identify and manage ethical issues related to the use and advancement of digital technologies.

 

 

Course content

Critical thinking, professionalism, ethical theories, privacy, security

Cybercrime, intellectual property, freedom of speech and regulation of the internet, legislation related to course content, big data, reliability , social and ethical issues related to emerging technologies, piracy

 

 

Learning objectives

  1. Critically evaluate, assess and apply ethical theories and ICT Codes of ethics to an ethical problem
  2. Analyse a current ICT ethical problem using critical thinking techniques and provide solutions within the context of the analysis
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