IT304Spring2011Syllabus

IT304Spring2011Syllabus - The Volgenau School of...

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The Department of Applied Information Technology George Mason University 4400 University Drive Fairfax. VA 22030-4444 IT-304: IT in the Global Economy Spring 2011 Page 1 IT 304 -- IT in the Global Economy Spring 2011 – Syllabus Instructor: Dr. Harold Camp Phone: (703) 585-7745 (with voice mail) E-mail: [email protected] Instructor Office Hours: Monday: 3:00 -- 4:00, Jazzman Café in Johnson Center Tuesday: 6:00 – 7:00, Jazzman Café in Johnson Center Others upon request and by appointment Catalog Description: Prerequisite: IT 103 or equivalent. Students cannot get credit for both IT 304 and CS 305 or CS 306. Course Description: An exploration into how IT has changed the nature of society and contributed to the evolution of a global economy and how the global economy has impacted IT. Students will examine the changing nature of socialization, work, education, communication and ethical issues such as intellectual property rights, computer related crime, privacy concerns, and public policy issues in the light of their roles as IT professionals. Text: No Text, students will read and report on selected readings Grades: Midterm Group Participation Term Paper Homework Final Exam 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% LATE HOMEWORK WILL BE ACCEPTED NO MORE THAN ONE WEEK LATE WITH 20% PENALTY Objectives: This course is an approved General Education course in IT Ethics and is designed to meet this General Education Mission Objective: “General education courses should encourage students to make important connections across boundaries.” This course will illustrate how IT is changing the nature of work, identity, communication, and world economies. The role of IT as both a facilitator and driver of globalization will be presented. Legal and social issues will be examined. students will discuss and write about their research and views with respect to information privacy, intellectual property, computer related crime, ecommerce related regulation, and public policy. In particular, students will learn to appreciate the: Rapid rate of technological change and its impact on societies around the world, Role of IT and Communications Technology in the globalization of economies, crime, culture, and the shifts in global power, Role of IT and Communications Technology in the changing nature of work, governance, identity, communication, and loss of privacy, Role of IT and Communications Technology in creating a global civil society and facilitating the work of NGOs and consortia,
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The Department of Applied Information Technology George Mason University 4400 University Drive Fairfax. VA 22030-4444 IT-304: IT in the Global Economy Spring 2011 Page 2 Appreciation for the role of IT and Communications Technology in economic development and
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This note was uploaded on 02/08/2011 for the course IT 101-468 taught by Professor Allsections during the Spring '11 term at George Mason.

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IT304Spring2011Syllabus - The Volgenau School of...

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