PHIL 375 Ethical Issues in Information Technology • 5 Cr.


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.


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.