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MGT542 Internet Ethics (8)


This subject will raise and examine moral issues as they emerge in the context of the Internet, particularly with respect to e-commerce. These issues will be examined from the standpoint of western moral philosophy; however, given the global nature of the Internet and e-commerce, other perspectives will be taken into account.

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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Computing and Mathematics

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
* understand how the Internet and e-commerce raise old moral problems in new ways;
* appreciate the urgency of some of these problems in their new context;
* argue consistently and rationally about them.


The subject will cover the following topics:
* the nature of morality * equity and e-commerce * electronic commercial activity * the Internet's global nature * Internet content regulation * privacy and intellectual property * information reliability * cultural imperialism * changes in the nature of work * trust on the internet


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.