SS-770 Computers, Society, and Human Values
3 class hours 3 credits
Prerequisite: BE-122 (or 226), or satisfactory score on the CUNY/ACT Assessment Test, and one course in computer literacy, computer science, or computer programming.
A consideration of the impact computers have on society, emphasizing the effects on values produced by computerization and the responsibilities that computer professionals have. Topics include: the process of ethical decision making, privacy and confidentiality, computer crime, harassment, personal identification, checking honesty, mechanization, data secrecy, "computer" errors, computer decisions, proprietary rights, computer modeling, technological dependence, and professional codes.