Academic Catalog 2022–2023

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LAS204 Technology, Ethics, and the Global Society

[3–0, 3 cr.]

This course covers 3 cr load from the following 1 cr modules:

204A: Technology

This module examines the impact of social media within  global societal contexts.  Topics include the impact of social media on individualism, collectivism and culture, and personal identity.  Other topics include digital divide across class, gender, countries, and ethnic groups as well as privacy and civil liberties.

204B: Ethics, the Internet, and Social Media

This module discusses ethical and decision-making theories, such as consequentialism, duty ethics, virtue ethics, moral assumptions and values.

204C: Professional Ethics

This module discusses professionalism, fiduciary responsibility, and mentoring.  Topics include accountability, responsibility and liability, software piracy, copyrights, patents, trade secrets, trademarks, legal foundations for intellectual property protection, plagiarism, professional certification, codes of ethics, conduct, and practice.  Module includes case studies from various disciplines.