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.

Subject Outlines
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No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2018.

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School 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.


This 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


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.