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    Jun 19, 2024  
American University Catalog 2023-2024 
    
American University Catalog 2023-2024

CSC-484 Ethical and Legal Issues in Computing (3)


Students discuss the models and systems that provide access to information, control our cars, create policy, and wage war. Students analyze arguments for and against systems with remarkable consequences in freedom of expression, privacy, intellectual property, contracts, and cybercrime. Through reading, in-class discussion, debate, and research, students learn to develop arguments in support or against the legal and ethical aspects of consequential data science systems. AU Core Integrative Requirement: Written Communication and Information Literacy II. Crosslist: CSC-684 . Prerequisite: junior standing; and completion of Written Communication and Information Literacy I  requirement. Note: No prior technical experience with data science or computing required.