Computing Ethics and Documentation
Course Description :

​This course aims to equip students with the necessary computing ethics and technical writing skills. It
introduces computing ethics by adhering to the most well-known world standard code of ethics from
national and international professional societies, organizations, and governmental bodies (CEI, ACM,
IEEE, BCS, E-crime, E-Transaction laws, Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Jordan, and code of conduct in The
University of Jordan). In addition, it introduces different types of technical reports (books, articles, proposals, user manual, progress reports, graduation project, and memorandums) and how to write them professionally and ethically with proper data representation, citation, and referencing. This course covers ethical writing through many practical skills including referencing styles, citation, quotation, and also through the awareness of the good document requirements, plagiarism forms, copy rights, fair use, creative commons, and intellectual property rights. Moreover, it covers computing ethics including Ethics in IT profession, programming ethics, AI ethics, and ethical computing responsibility from the professional, philosophical, and social perspectives. Further discussions about AI risks and the possibility of AGI and technological singularity will take place. Other ethical issues in technology are covered including electronic crimes, computer abuse, cyberbullying and stalking, privacy, confidentiality, anonymity, ethics in social media, and freedom of expression through the cyber space.

Department :Computer Information Systems
Program :Bachelor of Computer Information Systems
Course Level :Bachelor
Course Outline :
1902103_Computing Ethics and Documentation.pdf    

King Abdullah II School of Information Technology
Department of Computer Information Systems


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