Course Information

Social, Legal, and Ethical Issues in Computing

Course ID: COMP 317
School:Arts and Sciences, College of
Program: Computer Science
Credit Hours: 3

Course Description

This course covers social, legal, and ethical issues commonly arising in key areas related to computing technologies. Students will be able to understand the laws and issues in areas such as privacy, encryption, freedom of speech, copyrights and patents, computer crime, and computer/software reliability and safety; understanding of philosophical perspectives such as utilitarianism versus deontological ethics and basics of the U.S. legal system. This section is writing intensive.

Graduate students may enroll in a separate section, COMP 417. 

Course Offering

Session Day Time Instructor Location
A Mon, Wed 6 - 9:15 PM Dordal LSC

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