MIS 676

Legal Environment in IT

2 Graduate credits
Effective August 23, 2004 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

This course explores social, legal, legal-ethics, political, constitutional and economic implications of computing from a business point of view. It covers the issues individuals face as members of a technological society and offers guidance for professionals in computer-related fields. One of the book's goals is to develop computer professionals who understand the implications of what they create and how it fits into society at large. The class covers legal aspects of privacy and personal information, encryption and interception of communications, freedom of speech in cyberspace, intellectual property, computer crime, computers and work, broader issues on the impact and control of computers, and professional ethics and responsibilities.

Learning outcomes