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TJS16 Information Technology and Ethics 6 op

TJ093222, Tietojärjestelmätiede, Turun kauppakorkeakoulu


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.


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.


Summary, Exercises, Term paper, Seminar.


Lectures 29 h, exercises 11 h, demonstrations, independent work. **Autumn semester 2019, periods I-II (2 September - 8 December 2019)** The course in arranged as integrated into degree studies and lectures take place during the day (Mon-Fri, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m). Please check the course timetables from [the study guide of Turku School of Economics](https://opas.peppi.utu.fi/fi/opintojakso/TJ093222/1114), choose Toteutukset/Implementations.




1. Feldman, Fred, Introductory Ethics, Prentice-Hall, 1978. 2. Slides, current articles and other literature will be delivered during the course. Optional: 1. Johnson, Deborah G. Computer Ethics (3rd. edition), Prentice-Hall, 2001. 2. Spinello, Richard, Cyberethics: Morality and Law in Cyberspace (3rd. edition) Jones and Bartlett, 2006. 3. Tavani, Herman T., Ethics & Technology: Ethical Issues in an Age of Information and Communication Technology, John Wiley & Sons, 2007.


Kai Kimppa


Turun yliopisto, Turku


[Education manager Merja Brunnsberg]( https://www.utu.fi/fi/avoin-yliopisto-opetus/opintoneuvonta-ja-yhteystiedot), merja.brunnsberg[at]utu.fi [Student services secretary Elina Iso-Ilomäki]( https://www.utu.fi/fi/avoin-yliopisto-opetus/opintoneuvonta-ja-yhteystiedot), elina.iso-ilomaki[at]utu.fi


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90,00  €

Payment for studies should be paid within 24 hours after the registration using online bank or otherwise the registration is cancelled. In case an online net bank payment is not possible, the student must contact Student Services Secretary in advance before registration (we charge 15 euros extra for paper invoice).