Course title   

Digital Ethics

Course Codes         

IT7502

Level  

7

Status            

Compulsory

Credits

15

Prerequisite 

None

Course offered in

Refer to Programme Course Selection Sheet, online

Co-requisites

 

Duration

1 trimester

           

Aim

To enable learners, through careful research and analysis, to identify and manage ethical issues related to the use and advancement of digital technologies.

 

Learning objectives

On successful completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  1. Critically analyse ethical issues related to ICT
  2. Critically evaluate, assess and apply ethical theories and ICT Codes of ethics to an ethical problem
  3. Analyse a current ICT ethical problem using critical thinking techniques and provide solutions within the context of the analysis

 

Indicative content

  • Critical thinking
  • professionalism
  • ethical theories
  • privacy
  • security
  • cybercrime
  • intellectual-property
  • freedom of speech and regulation of the internet
  • legislation related to course content
  • big data
  • reliability
  • social and ethical issues related to emerging technologies
  • piracy

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