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The global use of computers, communications, information systems, and information technology continues to rise with new applications and technologies developing rapidly. As the pace of change accelerates, new challenges, tensions, and complexities arise between what can be done and what should be done. Understanding the social, legal, and ethical issues and the frameworks available for assessing them is important for everyone but especially for those who work with these systems. This course will examine the role of these systems and technologies, ways they can change the world, the dangers and the protections, and professional responsibilities. Topics will include intellectual property, privacy, security, and accessibility.
This online course is offered through Online Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.
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Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Spring 1. Fall 1.
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