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CS 306: Synthesis of Ethics and Law for the Computing Professional

Course Information from University Catalog

Limited to 2 Attempts


Practical course to become effective computer professional. Examines legal and ethical issues surrounding computer technology and its use, as well as the foundation building that is necessary to deal with those challenges. Applies philosophical bases for ethical decision making to modern concerns raised by computers and technology. Addresses topics covered by CS 105 in a more intensive manner and focuses on the emerging legal and ethical issues involved in e-commerce and widespread use of the Internet.

Corequisite(s): All required Mason Core courses.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Computer science majors may use this course to satisfy the Mason Core synthesis requirement, so long as they have not previously taken CS 305 for credit.

Fulfills writing intensive requirement in the major.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites:

CS 105; (COMM 100, and ENGH 302) or (HNRS 110 and HNRS 122, 130, 131, 230 or 240); junior standing (at least 60 credit hours).

4 Course Sections Scheduled for Fall 2017

4 Course Sections Scheduled for Fall 2018

4 Course Sections Scheduled for Spring 2018

Expertise