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Archived Curricula Guide 2016–2018
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TJ093222 TJS16 Information Technology and Ethics 6 ECTS
Organised by
Information Systems Science
Person in charge
Kai K. Kimppa
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2016–2017 X X
2017–2018 X X

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

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in classroom work
  • In English
  • In English
  • In English
  • In English

Summary, Exercises, Term paper, Seminar.


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

4. th year

Study materials

1. Feldman, Fred, Introductory Ethics, Prentice-Hall, 1978.

2. Slides, current articles and other literature will be delivered during the course.


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.

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Pakolliset opinnot (Information Systems Science)
Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Turku School of Economics
Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Department of Future Technologies
Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Vapaasti valittavat opinnot (Information Systems Science)
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Management and Organisation
Information Systems Science
Information Systems Science
Finnish Study Modules