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Ethics in the Age of Information Technology

FDA030, 2003HT

Status Cancelled
School Computer and Information Science (CIS)
Division
Owner Göran Collste

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Course plan

No of lectures

27 h.

Recommended for

Graduate students.

The course was last given

Fall 2001.

Goals

To introduce ethical theories and methods. To present and analyse ethical issues related to computerisation and information technology. To present and analyse problems in research ethics.

Prerequisites

None.

Organization

Presentations, seminars and discussions.

Contents

Ethical theories and methods for analysing ethical arguments. The course focuses on ethical issues related to the use of information technology, like privacy, responsibility and decision support and ethical issues related to the use of Internet. Another focus is on research ethics. This includes cheating, rights and responsibilities of researchers, ethical issues related to publication and the confrontation of different systems of norms in applied research.

Literature

Beach, Doré, The Responsible Conduct of Research, Weinham: VCH, 1996.
Collste, Göran, ed, Ethics in the Age of Information Technology, Studies in Applied
Ethics, 7, Linköping, 2000 (Can be bought at the start of the course).
Johnson, Deborah, Computer Ethics, 3rd ed., Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall, 2001.

Lecturers

Göran Collste and Bo Petersson, Centre for Applied Ethics. Erik Sandewall, IDA.

Examiner

Göran Collste.

Examination

Seminar activity and written papers.

Credit

5 credits.

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Last updated: 2012-05-03