CSC 385: Professional and Ethical Issues in Computer Science

Course Description:

Ethical and professional issues arising from the impact of computer science and related technologies on society. Topics include ethical issues, obligations of professional practice, privacy and security, intellectual property, work and health issues, and the impace of emerging technologies. Students will give both oral and written presentations and participate in the discussion of case studies. Partially satisfies University Studies IV: Building Competencies/Writing Intensive. Partially satisfies University Studies IV: Building Competencies/Information Literacy.


ENG 101 or equivalent and junior or senior standing in computer science.


photo of textbook coverEthics and Technology: Controversies, Questions,
and Strategies for Ethical Computing

Herman T. Tavani, Wiley, 2010
ISBN-10: 0470509503
ISBN-13: 978-0470509500

Writing for Computer Science, 2nd Ed.
Justin Zobel, Springer, 2004
ISBN-10: 9781852338022
ISBN-13: 978-1852338022

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