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MALS Sample Class: Cyberethics (4/14)


14 Apr 6:30-9:30pm

Join us to sample a class from our Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program and experience what this degree has to offer you.

LSHV-450: Cyberethics
Georgetown University Main Campus, Intercultural Center 223A

Course Description:
The wide range of human activities now taking place in cyberspace raises classic as well as novel ethical, legal and social issues. Social media such as Facebook and Twitter and many issues related to the active presence of the internet in general, have outstripped the bounds of any moral consensus or U.S. case law related to property, privacy and confidentiality for example. In addition, there is a growing body of information about harms and abuses that take place in cyberspace. Cybercrime and the possibility of cyber attack have galvanized both governments and citizens of the world. This course approaches these issues as areas of inquiry within philosophical ethics. It begins with basic information about ethical theories and principles and then proceeds to an examination of the various cyber modalities, one by one.

Careful analysis of the relevant ethical issues including the development of ethical arguments will shed light on the question of how should we respond to the opportunities and challenges presented in cyberspace? In addition, legal cases that do exist will be considered. The course will have a strong values component, a global orientation and also provide ample opportunity for creative thought and active participation on the part of students.

*Please note that this sample class is reserved for students interested in the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program. If you are interested in another program at Georgetown School of Continuing Studies, please contact Admissions and we will connect you with a visit opportunity.

Georgetown Main Campus

37th & O Sts, NW , Intercultural Center 223A
Washington, District of Columbia 20057

Add to Calendar 2016-04-14 18:30 2016-04-14 21:30 America/New_York MALS Sample Class: Cyberethics (4/14) Join us to sample a class from our Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program and experience what this degree has to offer you. LSHV-450: Cyberethics Georgetown University Main Campus, Intercultural Center 223A Course Description: The wide range of human activities now taking place in cyberspace raises classic as well as novel ethical, legal and social issues. Social media such as Facebook and Twitter and many issues related to the active presence of the internet in general, have outstripped the bounds of any moral consensus or U.S. case law related to property, privacy and confidentiality for example. In addition, there is a growing body of information about harms and abuses that take place in cyberspace. Cybercrime and the possibility of cyber attack have galvanized both governments and citizens of the world. This course approaches these issues as areas of inquiry within philosophical ethics. It begins with basic information about ethical theories and principles and then proceeds to an examination of the various cyber modalities, one by one. Careful analysis of the relevant ethical issues including the development of ethical arguments will shed light on the question of how should we respond to the opportunities and challenges presented in cyberspace? In addition, legal cases that do exist will be considered. The course will have a strong values component, a global orientation and also provide ample opportunity for creative thought and active participation on the part of students. *Please note that this sample class is reserved for students interested in the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program. If you are interested in another program at Georgetown School of Continuing Studies, please contact Admissions and we will connect you with a visit opportunity. Georgetown Main Campus , 37th & O Sts, NW , Intercultural Center 223A Washington, District of Columbia, United States 20057 MM/DD/YYYY