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COURSE NUMBER:                       IM106

TITLE:                               INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION
                                     MANAGEMENT PROFESSION AND ETHICS
                                     (Although the IM Group decided to
                                     have this course a core ITE Course
                                     together with CS and IT, the topics listed
                                     below are recommended topics to be
                                     included)

DEPARTMENT / PROGRAM:                INFORMATION MANAGEMENT

SCHOOL:                              CHED

SEMESTER AND SCHOOL YEAR:            2nd SEMESTER FRESHMEN YEAR

INSTRUCTOR:                          IM FACULTY (Recommended)

   COURSE DESCRIPTION

   The course is an introduction to the different theories of ethics and how
   these theories can help, guide and shed light to future Information
   Management professionals in making decisions in their professional and
   personal lives.

   COURSE OBJECTIVES (DESIRABLE OBJECTIVES)

   Towards the end of the course, students are expected to / able to:
   1. Understand their individual roles in this process, as well as appreciate
      the philosophical questions, technical problems, and aesthetic values
      that play an important part in the development of the discipline;
   2. Develop the ability to ask serious questions about the social impact of
      computing and to evaluate proposed answers to those questions;
   3. Anticipate the impact of introducing a given product into a given
      environment; and
   4. Be aware of the basic legal rights of software and hardware vendors
      and users, and they also need to appreciate the ethical values that
      are the basis for those rights.

   COURSE OUTLINE AND TIMEFRAME

                TOPICS AND READINGS                             DATE
1. Social context of computing
2. Philosophical frameworks


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3. Methods and tools of analysis
4. Professional and ethical responsibilities:
        a. Community values and the laws by which we
           live
        b. The nature of professionalism
        c. Various forms of professional credentialing
5. The role of the professional in public policy,
6. Maintaining awareness of consequences
7. Ethical dissent and whistle-blowing
8. codes of ethics, conduct, and practice (IEEE, ACM,
    SE, AITP, and so forth)
9. Dealing with harassment and discrimination
10. “Acceptable use” policies for computing in the
    workplace
11. Risks and liabilities of computer-based systems
12. Intellectual property
13. Privacy and civil liberties
14. Computer crime;
15. Economic issues in computing


   REQUIRED READINGS



   SUGGESTED READINGS



   COURSE REQUIREMENTS



   CONSULTATION HOURS




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