Ethics for the Information Age is appropriate for any standalone Computers and Society or Computer Ethics course offered by a computer science, business, or philosophy department, as well as special modules in any advanced CS course. It is also appropriate for readers interested in computers and society or computer ethics.
In an era where information technology changes constantly, a thoughtful response to these rapid changes requires a basic understanding of IT history, an awareness of current issues, and a familiarity with ethics. Ethics for the Information Ageis unique in its balanced coverage of ethical theories used to analyze problems encountered by computer professionals in today’s environment. By presenting provocative issues such as social networking, government surveillance, and intellectual property from all points of view, this market-leading text challenges students to think critically and draw their own conclusions, which ultimately prepares them to become responsible, ethical users of future technologies.
Teaching and Learning Experience
This program presents a better teaching and learning experience–for you and your students. It will help:
- Encourage Critical Thinking: A balanced, impartial approach to ethical issues avoids biased arguments, encouraging students to consider and analyze issues for themselves.
- Keep Your Course Current and Relevant: A thoughtful response to information technology requires an awareness of current information-technology-related issues.
- Support Learning: Resources are available to expand on the topics presented in the text.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Catalysts for Change
Chapter 2 Introduction to Ethics
Chapter 3 Networked Communications
Chapter 4 Intellectual Property
Chapter 5 Information Privacy
Chapter 6 Privacy and the Government
Chapter 7 Computer and Network Security
Chapter 8 Computer Reliability
Chapter 9 Professional Ethics
Chapter 10 Work and Wealth
Appendix A: Plagiarism