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PHIL 327 - Ethics in the Information Age
Fall 2017, Section 01

ID #Subj#SecTitleDatesDaysTimeCrdsStatusInstructorDelivery MethodLoc
000498 PHIL 327 01 Ethics in the Information Age
08/23 - 12/06
W
1:00pm - 4:20pm
4.0 Open Atchison, Thomas
Location: z MnSCU Metropolitan State University
Building/Room: LIBRARY 306


Meeting Details
DatesDaysTimeBuilding/RoomInstructor
8/23/2017 - 12/6/2017 W 1:00pm - 4:20pm LIBRARY 306 Atchison, Thomas

Notes
  • Note: First day attendance required by instructor.

Location Details
Offered through: Metropolitan State University.
Campus: Metropolitan State University. Location: z MnSCU Metropolitan State University.

Seat Availability
Status: Open Size: 32 Enrolled: 30 Seats Remaining: 2

Restrictions
  • Requires minimum credits: 30

Add/Drop/Withdraw
Full refund is available until August 27, 2017, 11:59PM CST.
Adding course is closed. Dropping course is closed.
The last day to withdraw from this course is November 20, 2017.

Tuition and Fees (Approximate)

Tuition and Fees (approximate):

Tuition -resident: $910.12
Tuition -nonresident: $1,856.92
Approximate Course Fees: $137.88

Course Level
Undergraduate

General/Liberal Education Category
Upper Division Liberal Studies

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum Goal
  • Goal 06 - Humanities/Fine Arts
    • Demonstrate awareness of the scope and variety of works in the arts and humanities.
    • Understand those works as expressions of individual and human values within an historical and social context.
    • Respond critically to works in the arts and humanities.
    • Articulate an informed personal reaction to works in the arts and humanities.
  • Goal 09 - Ethical/Civic Resp
    • Examine, articulate, and apply their own ethical views.
    • Understand and apply core concepts (e.g. politics, rights and obligations, justice, liberty) to specific issues.
    • Analyze and reflect on the ethical dimensions of legal, social, and scientific issues.
    • Recognize the diversity of political motivations and interests of others.
    • Identify ways to exercise the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.

Description
This course explores a range of moral issues raised by the introduction of new technologies for the production, distribution and use of information -- issues about privacy, surveillance and data-mining, freedom of speech, copyright, computer crime and abuse, justice in access to information, the political and social significance of the Internet, and so on. The course is intended to be helpful not only to information technology professionals, who will encounter some of these issues in connection with their work, but also to anyone who has an interest in the way information technology is changing our lives. Students will study moral theory, professional codes of ethics and a variety of case studies.

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