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. Understanding of 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 is a writing intensive class.  A grade of C- or better in UCWR 110 is required to enroll.
Synchronous Class Meeting: Instruction will be delivered online synchronously following  the days/times indicated on the schedule.


Prerequisite: UCWR 110 (C- or higher). Any COMP course and Ethics Core

Course Offering

Session Day Time Instructor Location
A Mon, Wed 6:00 PM - 9:15 PM Dordal ONLINE

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