COS 311: Ethics in Computer Science

A study of the ethical implications of computers in society and the role of Christians as computer science and engineering professionals. Foundational concepts of Western moral philosophy are presented. Major ethical issues, such as privacy, piracy, liability, equity, and whistle-blowing are explored. Professional society codes of conduct are examined and discussed. Legal and ethical issues such as piracy, copyright, and fair use related to media are also addressed. Ethical concerns of computer science and systems analysis and their relationship to one’s faith are an integral part of this course.

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