CSC300H1: Computers and Society

Hours: 
24L/12T

Privacy and Freedom of Information; recent Canadian legislation and reports. Computers and work; employment levels, quality of working life. Electronic fund transfer systems; transborder data flows. Computers and bureaucratization. Computers in the home; public awareness about computers. Robotics. Professionalism and the ethics of computers. The course is designed not only for science students, but also those in social sciences or humanities.

Prerequisite: 

Any half-course on computing

Distribution Requirements: 
Science
Breadth Requirements: 
Society and its Institutions (3)