Jan 17, 2021  
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Spring 2020 Update [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

COM (0108) 551 - Cyber Law & Ethics

Credits: 3.00

Students will examine legal, political and ethical issues raised by cyber technologies, such as computers, the Internet, smartphones, artificial intelligence and virtual reality. Students will analyze issues including online privacy, cybercrimes, intellectual property, robot ethics, and gaming regulations, through both domestic and international perspectives will be covered.

Free Note: Upper level communications majors may take this course upon advisor consultation. 
Undergraduates who have taken 108-405 Internet Law will not receive credit for this course.


Through class participation, exams, the research paper and presentations, students will: 
• analyze current topics in cyber law and ethics, and develop means for staying current into the future. 
• evaluate policy and legal challenges for technology users. 
• diagnose potential legal or ethical issues associated with technology use. 
• practice effective writing, research and argumentation.