PHL 105 - Technology and Values
A study of the ways that the advance of technology relates to the development of values. The course will investigate how we evaluate and respond to technology, and will examine technology's impact upon such values as freedom, individuality, growth, work, and the political process. The course includes topics that computer science and engineering technology students need to understand, such as: the unique ethical problems in information technology; ethical practices to minimize computer misuse; ACM/IEEE Software Engineering Codes of Ethics and Professional Practice; the morality of software piracy; hacking and viruses as well as questions raised by globalization.
Learning Attributes: WR, GR
SUNY General Education: SUNY-H - Humanities (SHUM)
MCC General Education: MCC-AH - Arts and Humanities (MAH), MCC-BCW - Writing (MBCW), MCC-VE - Values and Ethics (MVE)
Course Learning Outcomes
1. Analyze an argument on a specific philosophical issue related to technology.
2. Create a philosophical argument on an issue related to technology.
3. Defend a philosophical argument on an issue related to technology.
4. Apply key concepts central to the study of ethics and the philosophy of technology.
5. Summarize complex readings in ethics and philosophy of technology.
6. Analyze relevant moral dilemmas using the case study method.
7. Analyze influential questions or problems in ethics and philosophy of technology.
8. Defend an argument in the study of ethics and the philosophy of technology in writing.
Course Offered Fall, Spring