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Course module: 191612680
191612680
Computer Ethics
Course info
Course module191612680
Credits (ECTS)5
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact personR.J. Geerts
E-mailr.j.geerts@utwente.nl
Lecturer(s)
Contactperson for the course
R.J. Geerts
Lecturer
R.J. Geerts
Academic year2016
Starting block
1B
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
Learning goals
At the end of the course the student has knowledge of and insight in:
  1. Practical skills for critical reasoning and ethical deliberation.
  2. Knowledge of the most fundamental discussions, theories and controversies in computer ethics, primarily as these occur in the design process and especially related to cyber security.
  3. Knowledge of professional codes of ethics and Dutch/European legislation in areas such as privacy, liability for defective products, and whistle-blowing.
Content
Course description:
The aim of the course is to help students develop knowledge of, and insight into, ethical implications of computers in society and the professional responsibility of computer scientists.  The course will cover ethical aspects of the design, implementation and use of computer systems and software, current models of professional responsibility and legal liability, and practical skills for moral reasoning and responsible behavior in computing. The course will emphasise issues related to cyber security, but also those related to professional responsibility, privacy, security, intellectual property, regulation of commerce and speech, and value sensitive design. The course will emphasize the role of the engineers, and their ability to make ethically problematic decisions that directly influence the design of the computer system.

Attendance obligation
No, but attendance strongly recommended

Assessment
One written exam at the end of the quartile, which counts 40% of the grade, and one group assignment (essay), which counts for the remaining 60%.
Assumed previous knowledge
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PARTICIPATING STUDY
M-CS
PARTICIPATING STUDY
M-HMI
PARTICIPATING STUDY
M-TEL
Required materials
Course material
A collection of articles will be made available on blackboard. No separate book needed.
Recommended materials
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Instructional modes
Hoorcollege

Tests
Exam + Assignment

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