ITM5700 Ethical Decision-Making in Information Technology

Course Overview

Educational Level: Graduate, Master
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Page Varnell

Course Description:

What is your responsibility to the organization and others in relation to ethical behavior? Students will discuss and evaluate ethical concepts related to personal and organizational decision making in the use of information systems in faith-based organizations. Students will examine ethical issues raised by current and evolving technologies and analyze risk and decision options. Student will complete case studies related to ethical situations and the desired outcome. Students will also evaluate the impact of unethical behavior in the workplace.

How This Course Benefits Students:

What are the benefits of making ethical decisions that are biblically based? This course will be a masters level evaluation of ethical decision making for the student. Impacts of ethical decision making related to technology and to the dynamics of Faith-based organizations will be covered. In addition, case studies will be evaluated and synthesized.

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.