PHIL 375 Ethical Issues in Information Technology • 5 Cr.

Description

Investigates ethical problems relating to information technology through ethical theory and case studies. Involves in-depth and original research and discussion of ethical issues including privacy, control of information and intellectual property rights. Designed for students in four-year Information Technology degree programs at Bellevue College. Prerequisite: Acceptance to the program or permission of the instructor.

Description starting Summer 2021

Investigates ethical problems relating to information technology through ethical theory and case studies. Involves in-depth and original research and discussion of ethical issues including privacy, control of information and intellectual property rights. Prerequisite: Acceptance to BAS Data Management and Analysis, BAS Information Systems and Technology or BAS Applied Accounting, or permission of the instructor.

Outcomes

After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Explain and evaluate ethical principles and the philosophical arguments that bear on them.
  • Apply ethical principles to a broad range of issues in information technology including intellectual property rights, privacy, freedom of expression and information security.
  • Recognize and develop strategies for dealing with varying cultural perspectives on IT related ethical issues.
  • Apply ethical principles in detailed case studies.
  • Evaluate arguments for and against proposed solutions to ethical dilemmas in information technology.

Offered