IT, Ethics and Organisation

5 credits

Syllabus, Master's level, 1MD004

A revised version of the syllabus is available.
Code
1MD004
Education cycle
Second cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
Computer Science A1N, Human-Computer Interaction A1N
Grading system
Pass with distinction, Pass with credit, Pass, Fail
Finalised by
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology, 3 November 2008
Responsible department
Department of Information Technology

Entry requirements

120 credits

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

Report for which ethical theories and organisation theories that are relevant to use at analysis at design and using IT-system;

Show knowledge and skills when it will handle and solve ethical problems in connection with design and using IT-systems;

Show skills in using questionnaires, surveys, interviews and the like in connection with software development and IT-use.

Content

Lectures, seminars and group exercises with typical problem discussions, individual assignment about ethical issues related to information technology activities. Using special tools to identify real IT ethical problems and to plan development, introduction and use of specific systems. Group exercises where the participants train their ethical skills on real ethical conflicts and problems.

Instruction

The teaching contains lectures, supervision of the assignment and compulsory seminars and group exercises.

Assessment

Written examination, assignment and participation in seminars and group exercises.

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