CS 485 Societal Impact of Information Technologies

Students explore tradeoffs posed by modern information technologies such as the Internet, mining of personal data, web tracking, and surveillance systems. Also covered are major debates about how IT technologies should be harnessed to serve the greater good, such as: Internet governance, privacy vs. openness, and laws regarding intellectual property. Students will learn how actions undertaken in their daily lives as IT professionals may have broad consequences, both planned and unplanned. Students will learn how to identify and analyze these consequences and who may be affected by them.




Computer Science and Cybersecurity Seniors only


Computer Science Program