2024-2025 College Catalog 
    Jul 14, 2024  
2024-2025 College Catalog
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CIS 1813 - Computer Law & Ethics

3 Credits
This course covers ethical issues related to technology including responsibility, liability, and legal issues affecting computer professionals and users. This course is designed to develop and encourage ethical decision making, behavior, and character expected of an IT professional.

Lab Fee.

Course Level Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

1. Discuss the fast-changing world of technology. (PLO 2)
2. Summarize professional ethics as it relates to the IT professional. (PLO 1, 6, 7)
3. Explain the risks of technological privacy and our rights as consumers and businesses. (PLO 4)
4. Summarize the impact technology has had on our everyday lives. (PLO 2, 5)
5. Evaluate how governments use and restrict technology within their country’s borders. (PLO 4)
6. Identify ways that technology is used to gather information about consumers. (PLO 1, 2, 6)
7. Analyze laws and regulations as it pertains to freedom of speech, political freedoms, and censorship in technology. (PLO 3)
8. Describe computer crimes. (PLO 4, 5)
9. Examine how jobs are impacted by technology. (PLO 3, 4, 6)
10. Explore and evaluate the errors, failures, and risks associated with computer systems. (PLO 2, 3, 4)

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