CSCD03H3 Social Impact of Information Technology

The trade-offs between benefits and risks to society of information systems, and related issues in ethics and public policy. Topics will include safety-critical software; invasion of privacy; computer-based crime; the social effects of an always-online life; and professional ethics in the software industry. There will be an emphasis on current events relating to these topics.

Prerequisite: 

14.0 credits and enrolment in a Computer Science Subject POSt.

Exclusion: 

CSC300H

Breadth Requirements: 
Social & Behavioural Sciences