Computing and Society

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This course focuses on the social impacts of computing technology. The course provides an introduction to ethics and history of computing and Internet. It focuses on a number of areas in which computers and information technology are having an impact on society including privacy, freedom of speech, intellectual property, work, distribution of wealth, and the environment. Current issues that will be discussed include electronic voting, spyware, spam, and intellectual property issues associated with digital content distribution. Students will understand the ethical, social, legal, and professional issues surrounding the emerging information technologies.


Computer Science bachelor`s degree Program


  • Understand IT and its relationship with Society. Understand the role of social dynamics in interaction. Understand the need for the Data Protection Act. Discuss how IT is applied in design, including concerns such as privacy, power, and accessibility. Prepare more than one teamwork presentations.


Michael J. Quinn; Ethics for the Information Age, Pearson.

Course Content

content serial Description
1Introduction to IT and Society
2Computers, Ethics, and Social Values Part I
3Computers, Ethics, and Social Values Part II
4Networked Communications Part I
5Networked Communications Part II
6Group Presentations Part I
7Group Presentations Part II
8Intellectual Property Part I
9Intellectual Property Part II
10Information Privacy Part I
11Information Privacy Part II
12Computer Reliability
13Professional Ethics
14Computers, Ethics, and Social Values
15Projects Presentations

Markets and Career

  • Generation, transmission, distribution and utilization of electrical power for public and private sectors to secure both continuous and emergency demands.
  • Electrical power feeding for civil and military marine and aviation utilities.
  • Electrical works in construction engineering.

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