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PHIL 375 Ethical Issues in Information Technology • 5 Cr.

Description:

Investigates ethical problems relating to information technology through ethical theory and case studies. Involves in-depth and original research and discussion of ethical issues including privacy, control of information and intellectual property rights. Designed for students in four-year Information Technology degree programs at Bellevue College. Prerequisite: Acceptance to the program or permission of the instructor.

Outcomes:

After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • 1. explain and evaluate ethical principles and the philosophical arguments that bear on them.
  • 2. apply ethical principles to a broad range of issues in information technology including intellectual property rights, privacy, freedom of expression and information security.
  • 3. recognize and develop strategies for dealing with varying cultural perspectives on IT related ethical issues.
  • 4. apply ethical principles in detailed case studies.
  • 5. evaluate arguments for and against proposed solutions to ethical dilemmas in information technology.

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Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
Work: (425) 564-1000