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CSC 379 - Ethical Implications of Computing


Catalog Data:
CSC 379 - Ethical Implications of Computing
1 credit hour (1-0)
Prerequisites: Junior Standing
Discussion of the concern for the way in which computers pose new ethical questions or pose new versions of standard moral problems and dilemmas. Study of ethical concepts to guide the computer professional. Computer professional codes of ethics. Use of case studies to relate to ethical theory. Ethical and legal use of software. Conflicts of interest.

Course Coordinator:
Dr. Robert E. Funderlic, Professor

Textbook:
-- "Computer Ethics", Deborah Johnson, Prentice-Hall Pub. Co., 1985.

Syllabus:
 1. Goal of Course (3 classes)
 2. Ethical Theory, Professional Relationships (3 classes)
 3. Privacy and Computers (3 classes)
 4. Ethical, Legal Use of Software, Ownership, Copyrights, Patents (2 1/2
    classes)
 5. Conflicts of Interests (1 class)

Last Update: Aug 01, 1996


Department of Computer Science, Box 8206
College of Engineering,
North Carolina State University,
Raleigh, NC 27695

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