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Information technology and ethics

Individual course

If you are taking this course as part of a FITech minor, please note that all minors will be offered for the last time in the academic year 2021-2022. Please check the individual courses for updates regarding future availability.

Max amount of FITech students: 10

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

The tremendous technological advancement in the area of computers and related devices created unforeseen social situations that necessitate new ethical consideration. 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.

Teaching methods

Lectures and individual work (4 hours once per week).

More info in University of Turku’s study guide.

Responsible teacher

University of Turku
Kai Kimppa

Contact person for applications

FITech Network University
Fanny Qvickström, Student services specialist
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Category:
Technical studies
Topic:
Industrial engineering and management
Course code:
TJ093222
Credits:
6 ECTS
Price:
0 €
Level:
Teaching period:
30.8.–10.12.2021
Application deadline:
Application period has ended
Host university:
University of Turku
Study is open for:
Degree student
Teaching methods:
Blended
Place of contact learning:
Turku
Language:
English
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