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TJ093222 TJS16 Information Technology and Ethics 5 ECTS
Organised by
Information Systems Science
Person in charge
Kai K. Kimppa

Learning outcomes

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.


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

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 29 h 0 h
Exercises 11 h 0 h

Lectures, Demonstrations, Independent work.

Teaching language


Modes of study

Summary, Exercises, Term paper, Seminar.


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

4.-5.year II.

Study materials

1. Feldman, Fred, Introductory Ethics, Prentice-Hall, 1978. Johnson, Deborah G. Computer Ethics (3rd. edition), Prentice-Hall, 2001. Spinello, Richard, Cyberethics: Morality and Law in Cyberspace (3rd. edition)

2. Jones and Bartlett, 2006. Tavani, Herman T., Ethics & Technology: Ethical Issues in an Age of Information and Communication Technology, John Wiley & Sons, 2007.

3. Current articles and other literature will be delivered during the course.

Further information

Lecturing will take place on the ICT-building and will follow the teaching schedule of the IT department at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences.

This course is equivalent to the previous course TKO_5434 in the IT department.

Belongs to following study modules

Turku School of Economics
Optional courses (MDP in Global IT Management)
Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Turku School of Economics
Optional courses (MDP in Global IT Management)
Turku School of Economics
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Management and Organisation
Information Systems Science