Subject: Philosophy
Credit units: 3
Offered: Term 1 only
Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
College: Arts and Science
Department: Philosophy


This course provides a practical introduction to ethics and professionalism for students enrolled in Computer Science programs. Students will be introduced to forms of ethical decision making as well as some of the basic legal frameworks of information technology domain, and will become conversant with professional codes of ethics in their discipline. Specific topics to be addressed may include privacy, intellectual property, and security in information technology. Attention will also be paid to the practical aspects of how computing professionals are expected to deal effectively with conflicts of interest, professional communications, and various stakeholder relationships in professional practice.

Restriction(s): Restricted to students in the Computer Science and Interactive Systems Design programs.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of at least 6 credit units in 100-level CMPT

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