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. Outcomes: 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.


Computer Science (COMP): Loyola University Chicago (luc.edu)


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

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