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PH 313 Cyberethics

This course offers an examination of cybertechnology and the ethical, social, political, and legal issues that arise in relation to it. It includes an overview of philosophical theories of ethics. These theories are used as a framework to understand and critically assess a number of issues and cases relating to cybertechnology, including IT professional ethics, privacy, security, cybercrime, intellectual property, cyber commerce, free speech, the digital divide, democracy, work, online communities/social networks, virtual reality, and artificial intelligence. Prerequisites: EN 102 and PH 100. Liberal Arts Core/University Requirements Designation: PH-E. (3)