Social and Professional Issues
Units: 1.5, Hours: 3-0
Introduces students to the social and professional issues arising in the context of Software Engineering. Topics include: the impact of software systems on privacy and handling of personal information; the roles of encryption and interception of communication; trust in computers; free speech and civil discourse through the Internet; intellectual property such as copyright and patents in the age of digital systems; computer crime; computers in the workplace; professional ethics and responsibilities; sustainable development and environmental stewardship.
Prerequisites: Fourth-year standing.
Undergraduate course in Software Engineering offered by the Software Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering.