ITM3600 Ethics in Information Technology

Course Overview

Educational Level: Upper undergraduate, Bachelor
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Page Varnell

Course Description:

Do you understand the difference between ethical and unethical decision making? This course will introduce ethical concepts related to personal and organizational decision making in the use of information systems in faith-based organizations. Students will identify ethical issues raised by current and evolving technologies, apply a framework to analyze risk and decision options. Students will also evaluate the impact of personal ethics and organizational values on an ethical workplace.

How This Course Benefits Students:

Why is ethical behavior necessary? The course will be an introduction to ethical decision making for the student. Fundamentals on ethics related to technology and to the dynamics of faith-based organizations will be covered.

Why This Course Is Important:

Ethical decision making should be practiced in all aspects of one’s life. Students will examine case studies and will be confidently prepared to make ethical biblical based decisions for the good of themselves, the business and society.