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Course syllabus BIAX10043 - Introduction into Ethics (FI - WS 2019/2020)

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Pan-european University
Faculty: Faculty of Informatics
Course unit code: BIAX10043
Course unit title:
Introduction into Ethics
Planned learning activities and teaching methods:
2 hours weekly / 20 hours per semester of study (on-site method)

Credits allocated:
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Prerequisites for registration: none
Assessment methods:
1. Presentation of an assigned project on analysis of ethical aspects of IT (25%);
2. Active presence (15%);
3. Solution of ethical dilemma in written form (10%);
4. Exam in written form (50%).
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
To acquire aptitude for an objective analysis of the ethical dimension of information communication technologies and their influence and effects on the society as well as individuals.
Course contents:
1.Introduction to ethics. The significance of ethics in the IT studies.
2.Morale and its structure. The evolution of ethical reasoning.
3.The Good and Bad as central notions of ethics. Conscience and public opinion. Responsibility as an ethical category.
4.Utility as an ethical category. Duty as an ethical category. Tolerance as an ethical category. Justice as an ethical category. Discourse as an ethical category.
5.Fundamental ethical rights within the IT. Fundamental ethical responsibilities within the IT.
6.Key moral issues in IT. Computer crime, computer piracy, hacking, digital divide, and plagiarism.
7.Netiquette. Ethical norms for computer users. Ethical rules for e-communication.
8.Social networks from the perspective of ethics.
9.Code of ethics as the basic tool for institutionalization of ethics in an organization. Types of code of ethics. Analysis of particular codes of ethics in IT sector. Specific ethical standards in the IT profession.
10. On the methods of ethical dilemmas solution in general. Specifics of solution of ethical dilemmas regarding the IT.
11. Integration model of ethics and significance of ethics in the work of an IT manager.
12. Projects dealing with analysis of ethical aspects of IT - presentations.
Recommended or required reading:
REMIŠOVÁ, A. Dejiny etického myslenia v Európe a USA. 1st ed. Bratislava: Kaligram, 2008. 894 p. ISBN 978-80-8101-103-0.
HIMMA, K. -- TAVANI, H. The Handbook of Information and Computer Ethics. New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, 2008. 671 p. ISBN 978-0-471-79959-7.
REMIŠOVÁ, A. Vademékum podnikateľskej etiky =. Bratislava: Sprint vfra, 2011. 296 p. Economics. ISBN 978-80-89393-68-8.

Language of instruction:
Slovak, English
Courses evaluation:
Assessed students in total: 311

61,7 %15,1 %10,9 %7,1 %4,8 %
0,4 %
Name of lecturer(s): prof. PhDr. Ľudovít Hajduk, PhD. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, person responsible for course)
Last modification:
25. 11. 2019

Last modification made by Ján Lukáš on 11/25/2019.

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