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Rensselaer Catalog 2009-2010 
Rensselaer Catalog 2009-2010 [Archived Catalog]

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STSH 4220 - Ethical Issues in Computing

This course examines the ethical issues that arise as a result of increasing use of (and dependence on) computers and the responsibilities of computer professionals with regard to these issues. The course stresses the ways computers challenge traditional ethical and philosophical concepts and raise old issues in a new way. Topics include codes of conduct for computer professionals, property rights in computer software, privacy, cracking, liability, and responsibility in computing.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: Prerequisites: STSH 1110/STSS 1110, STSS 2400, or permission of instructor.

When Offered: Offered alternate years.

Credit Hours: 4

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