32563 IT Professional and Society6cp; 3hpw; 1.5hpw (lecture), 1.5hpw (tutorial)
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This subject covers the body of ideas and commonly held principles that apply to professional standards and ethical behaviour in the information technology industry. The intent is to expose students to standards of professional behaviour and legal responsibility through case studies and current media-related articles featuring potential ethical and/or legal situations/dilemmas. It considers the history of information technology, the impact of information technology on society, the IT profession's codes of ethics and codes of conduct and the legal requirements pertaining to the information technology industry.
Autumn session, City campus
Spring session, City campus
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