Tribhuvan University

Institute of Science and Technology

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Information Technology

Course Title: Society and Ethics in Information Technology

Course no: CSC323

Semester: V

Nature of course: Theory + Lab

Full Marks: 60 + 20 + 20

Pass Marks: 24 + 8 + 8

Credit Hours: 3

Course Description : This course covers different concepts related with sociology, and social and ethical issues related with the use of Information Technology. This course also covers social context of computing, software issues and new frontiers of computer ethics.

Course Objective : The basic objective of this course is to provide fundamental knowledge on the concept of sociology to understand social, cultural, economic, political, and technical aspects and knowledge of different social and ethical issues related to Information Technology.

Course Contents:
Laboratory Works:

- 5 Case Studies that are specified in the micro syllabus

- Practical related to quality assurance, risk analysis, VR, reliability, security, safety, quality, and quality of service.

  • Selenium for automation testing of functional aspects of web-based applications, a wide range of platforms, and browsers.
  • Apache Jmeter for load testing
  • Jira for the task, effort, team performance, and defect tracking
  • Development of RMMM (Risk Monitoring, Management, Mitigation) plan for any scenario.
The students should write reports for 5 case studies and other practical works.

Reference Books:
  • Alex Inkles, “What is Sociology? Introduction in the Discipline & Profession”, Prentice Hall of India
  • Joseph Migga Kizza, Ethical and Social Issues in the Information Age, Springer International Publishing, 6th Edition, 2017
  • Michael J. Quinn, Ethics for the Information Age, 7th Edition, Pearson Education, 2017
  • G. M. Foster, “Traditional Culture & Impact of Technological Change”
  • C.N.S. Rao, “Principle of Sociology with an Introduction of Social Thought”, S. Chand & Co. Ltd.
  • Pratley Peter, “The Essence of Business Ethics”, Prentice Hall of India, New Delhi
  • A .Giddens & D. Mitchell, “Introduction to Sociology”, 3rd Ed., London, W.W. Norton & company