COS 342 - Cyber-Computer Ethics & Social Responsibilities
Prerequisites: COS 206 Introduction to Information Security or Instructor permission. Explores the interactions between cyber/computers and new ethical challenges that society must deal with on an ongoing basis. Provides a framework for decision-making in many fields. Examines, through the lens of Cyber/Computer Ethics, concepts including the economic, social, cultural, and global impacts of technology. Provides opportunities for discussion and analysis of relevant privacy, intellectual property, censorship and freedom of speech, netiquette, computing resource utilization, copyright, and Federal and State regulations as they pertain to ethics and social responsibility in Cyberspace. Students will read, understand, analyze, and comment on ideas from diverse ethical perspectives and formulate critical arguments. Explores, through readings, weekly review questions, chapter and discussion exercises current ethical dilemmas. 3 credit hours. Enrollment Requirements: COS 206 OR Distance Education or Non Degree Student is the prerequisite.