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CIS 3270 Computer Ethics
3.0 Hours; 3.0 Credits

This course provides a philosophical perspective on ethical decision making, especially regarding the specific ethical issues and controversies surrounding modern computer technology. These issues include those relating to privacy, security, identity, copyright, unauthorized use, access for the disabled, gender, and the digital divide. Ethical theories studied include subjective and cultural relativism, Kantianism, utilitarianism, and social contract theory.

This course is cross-listed with PHI 3270. Credit will not be given for both CIS 3270 and PHI 3270.

Prerequisite: CIS 2200 or one course in Philosophy