code CR431
credit_hours 3
title Social and Ethical Issues of the Internet
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prequisites CR216 , ES315
credit hours 3
Description/Outcomes The Course aims to focus on ethical and social issues that arise from new technologies with an emphasis on Internet security. The types of Internet-based attacks and their countermeasures will be discussed as well as: hacking, viruses, worms, spam, identity theft, cryptography, intellectual property, and software piracy. The course will emphasize reading, writing, and the use of information, critical analysis, service learning, moral reflection, and cultural diversity. In addition to, the demonstration of an understanding of:rn• Past human experiences and ability to relate them to the presentrn• Different contemporary cultures and their interrelationshipsrn• Issues involving social institutions, interpersonal and group dynamics, human development and behavior, and cultural diversity scientific concepts and methods as well as contemporary issues in science and technologyrn• Cultural heritage through its expressions of wisdom, literature and art and their roles in the process of self and social understanding.rn
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objectives • Diligent Reading: Proficiency at reading texts for their core arguments, learning to separate central from peripheral details.rn• Critical Reasoning: Recognition of the validity or invalidity of premises and conclusions of arguments and theories about morality.rn• Logical Argument Construction: Proficiency at constructing a well-reasoned and logical argument in defense of a position involving a moral issue.rn• Articulate Presentation: Proficiency at expressing and discussing an argument on a moral problem in oral and written form.rn• Thoughtful Application: Proficiency at applying the above-mentioned skills in reading, reasoning, argument construction, and presentation to the applied ethics issues that involve internet security.rn
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ref. books -Floridi, Luciano and J.W. Sanders. 2004. Internet Ethics: the Constructionist Values of Homo Poieticus. In Robert Cavalier (ed.), The Internet and Our Moral Lives. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.rn-Immanuel Kant, Groundwork for the Metaphysic of Morals, (John Bennett translation).rn-Jones, Steven G. 2003. Do Ethics Scale? Internet Research, Ethics and Rights. In Sarina Chen and Jon Hall (eds.), Online Social Research: Methods, Issues, and Ethics. New York: Peter Lang.rn-Berry, David. 2003. Internet Research: Privacy, Ethics and Alienation – An Open Source Approach. We There Yet? Emerging Ethical Guidelines for Online Research. In Sarina Chen and Jon Hall (eds.), Online Social Research: Methods, Issues, and Ethics. New York. Peter Lang, 2003.rn-Thorseth, May (ed.). 2003. Applied Ethics in Internet Research. Trondheim: Programme for Applied Ethics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology.rn-Bassett, E. H. and Kathleen O’Riordan. 2002. Ethics of Internet Research: Contesting the Human Subjects Research Model. Ethics and Information Technology, 4 (3): 233-247. Available online: .rn-Elgesem, Dag. 2002. What is special about the ethical issues in online research? Ethics and Information Technology, 4(3) 195-203. Available online: .rn
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textbook Michael J. Quinn, Ethics for the Information Age, Third Edition, Addison-Wesley, 2009.
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Course Content
content serial Description
1 Ethical Theory: Overview and Kantianism
2 Ethical Theory: Utilitarianism, Social Contract Theory, and Others
3 Coverage of the background on the history of information technology
4 Applied Ethics: Assorted Internet Ethics Issues
5 Applied Ethics: Assorted Internet Ethics Issues (Cont.)
6 Intellectual Property and the Internet
7 7th Week Exam
8 Intellectual Property and the Internet (Cont.)
9 Ethical Theory: Discussion on the Metaphysic of Morals
10 Applied Ethics: Internet Privacy
11 Applied Ethics: Internet Privacy (Cont.)
12 12th Week Exam
13 Applied Ethics: Internet Security
14 Applied Ethics: Internet Security (Cont.)
15 Revision
16 Final Exam