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Prerequisite: C or better in CSCI 1302. An introduction to social and professional issues that arise in the context of computing. The course addresses the history of computing, the social context of computing, methods and tools of analysis to evaluate ethical arguments and choice. professional and ethical responsibilities, risks and liabilities, intellectual property, privacy and civil liberties, computer crime, economic issues, and philosophical frameworks of ethical systems. The relevance of these topics to issues that arise in the context of computer science is emphasized by examination of concrete examples throughout the course. This course includes selected readings, in-class discussions, presentations, short essays and a final course term paper.

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