Topics in Cyber Ethics

 

Course title   

Topics in Cyber Ethics

Course Codes          

IT8122 / IT8413

Level  

8

Status            

Elective

Credits

15

Prerequisite 

None

Course offered in

Refer to Programme Course Selection Sheet, Online

Co-requisites

None

Duration

1 trimester

           

Aim

To enable students, through careful research and analysis, to identify and manage ethical issues related to the use and advancement of information and communication technology (ICT). 

 

Course content

Introduction to cyber ethics, The Doing Ethics Technique (DET), ethical concepts and theories, professional ethics and moral responsibility, privacy, surveillance and cyberspace’, critical thinking and rational argument, intellectual property, security and cyberspace, cybercrime, the Digital Divide, emerging and converging technologies, regulating commerce and speech in cyberspace.

                            

Learning objectives

  1. Critically analyse ethical issues related to ICT
  2. Research established ICT Codes of Ethics and critically evaluate the guidance they provide in managing an identified ethical problem
  3. Analyse a current ICT ethical dilemma using critical thinking techniques and provide possible solutions within the context of the analysis 

 

 

 

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