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
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.
Concept and Evolution of Sociology; Applications of Sociology; Emergence of Social and Ethical Problems; Computer Ethics and Computer Ethics Education; Ethics and Professions
Process; Theories of Social Change (Evolution, Functional, Conflict); Factors of Social Change (Economics, Technology, Education, Demography); Role of Media and Communication in Social and Cultural Change; Innovation and Diffusion; Resistance of Social Change; Technological Changes and its Consequences
Definition and Approaches of Development; Indicators of Development; Features of Developing Countries; Development Planning; Role of National and International Community and State
Modernization, Globalization and Migration, E-governance, E-commerce
Traditional Definition; Ethical Theories; Functional Definition of Ethics; Ethical Reasoning and Decision Making; Codes of Ethics; Reflections on Computer Ethics; Technology and Values
Definitions; Computer Products and Services; Foundations of Intellectual Property; Ownership; Intellectual Property Crimes; Protection of Ownership Rights; Protecting Computer Software; Transnational Issues and Intellectual Property
Introduction; Digital Divide; Obstacles to Overcome the Digital Divide; ICT in the Workplace; Employee Monitoring; Workplace, Employee, Health, and Productivity
Definitions; Causes of Software Failures; Risk; Consumer Protection; Improving Software Quality; Producer Protection
Artificial Intelligence ad Ethics; Virtualization, Virtual Reality, and Ethics; Cyberspace and Ethics; Cyberbullying
- 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.