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Information technology and ethics

Individual course

Information technology revolutionised the way in which we conduct many aspects of our lives. The aim of the course is to provide the participant with an understanding of the ethical questions raised by ICT. The course will cover ethical issues which information technology professionals should be especially aware of.

Important issues such as privacy, the digital divide, free speech and ownership of the immaterial have new meanings in the information age. Possibilities provided by information technology also create new questions on what is ethical behaviour and what is not.

The student will understand what is ethical behaviour and what is not, and how does that relate to computer professionals, their duties and rights. The student will also have a deeper understanding of a field of their interest in the topic area.

More info in University of Turku’s study guide.

Further information about the studies

University of Turku
Timo Vasankari
timo.vasankari(at)utu.fi

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Pilvi Lempiäinen , Service designer
pilvi.lempiainen(at)fitech.io
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Category:
Technical studies
Topic:
Industrial engineering and management
Course code:
TJ093222
Credits:
6 ECTS
Teaching period:
2.9.–27.10.2019
Application deadline:
22.8.2019
Host university:
University of Turku
Study is open for:
Adult learner,
Degree student
Level of studies:
Advanced
Teaching methods:
Contact
Place of contact learning:
Turku
Language:
English
Study suitable for:
Master's level students in information technology or a closely related field