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COMP 2063 PROFESSIONAL ETHICS

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Revised: JUNE 2012

POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES
COLLEGE OF COMPUTER MANAGEMENT AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Sta. Mesa, Manila
COURSE SYLLABUS


Course Code : COMP 2063

Course Title : Professional Ethics

Course Credit :
Lecture: 3 units Laboratory: NONE Total Units: 3 units

Hours Equivalent : 54 hrs

Lecture: 3 hrs Laboratory: NONE Total Hours: 3 hrs

Course Pre-Requisites :

Course Description :

This introduces ethics and ethical theories; provides discussions on the ethical dilemmas and
issues facing IT practitioners. An appreciation and discussion of the Code of Ethics of I.T. Professionals;
cyber crimes, and appropriate Philippine Laws are also included.

Course Objectives :

After the course, the students/participants should have already acquired the following knowledge
and skills:

A. Cognitive Aims
1. Understand and appreciate the meaning of ethics, values, and attitudes.
2. Be guided in their ethical thinking and considerations as they relate in the cyber world.
3. Be aware of the different ethical dilemma/issues in the cyber world
4. Appreciate and internalize the code of conduct of an IT professional
5. Be familiar with the various Philippine laws that penalizes cybercrimes

B. Value Aims
1. Identify their ethical values and course of action in given situations.
2. Internalize the Code of Conduct for IT Professionals, understanding its ethical basis

Course Content :

Course Outline Per Unit Topic Time Duration
1. Ethics, Values and Attitudes 1.1 IT and Ethics
3 hours
2. The Ethical Foundations

2.1 Ethical philosophies
2.2 Ethical Models
2.3 Some Ethical Guidelines
2.4 Benefits of Ethical Behavior
2.5 Consequences of Ethical Behavior
2.6 Personal vs. Business Ethics
6 hours
3. Ethical and Societal Dimensions of
IT
3.1 Ethical Principles
3.2 Information Ethics
3 hours

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POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES
COLLEGE OF COMPUTER MANAGEMENT AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Sta. Mesa, Manila
4. Ethics and Leadership

4.1 The Code of Conduct of the Filipino IT
Professional
3 hours

4.2 Ethics and IT Project Management
4.3 Code of Ethics of Project Management Institute
(PMI )
4.4 Ethics and Risk
3 hours
5. Ethics of IT Organizations


5.1 Key Ethical Issues for Organizations
5.2 Outsourcing
5.3 Green Computing
2 hours


6. Ethical Dilemmas/ Issues in the
Cyber world

5.1 Privacy/Invasion
5.2 Hacking
5.3 Security
5.4 Theft
5 hrs

MIDTERM DEPARTMENTAL EXAM 2 hrs
5.5 Copyright Infringement
5.6 Unfair Competition
5.7 Virus
5.8 Tele/videoconferencing
5.9 Online defamation
5.10 Piracy
5.11 Fraud
7 hours
6. Accountability, Liability and Control 6.1 System Quality: Data Quality and System Errors
3 hours
7. Applicable Philippine Laws that
Penalize Cyber crime


7.1 Intellectual Property Rights
7.2 E-Commerce Law
7.3 Optical Law
7.4 Civil Code
7.5 Revised Penal Code
7.6 Special Criminal Law
7.7 Unfair Competition Act
7.8 Internet Pornography
8 hours
8. Government Agencies Responsible
in the Implementation of the Philippine
IT Programs

8.1 Commission on Information and Communication
Technology
8.2 National Bureau of Investigation
8.3 Department of Justice
3 hours

9. Software Licensing and Other
Regulatory Provisions


2 hours
11. Social Networking

Business Applications of Online Social Networking
Social Networking Ethical Issues
Cases
2 hours


FINAL DEPARTMENTAL EXAM 2 hours

TOTAL 54 hrs




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POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES
COLLEGE OF COMPUTER MANAGEMENT AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Sta. Mesa, Manila
Course Requirements :

The course entails active class participation on the following activities:
1. Lecture/ Classroom discussion
2. Laboratory activities
3. Assignments/Seat works
4. Case Studies/Projects

Evaluation Techniques :

1. Completed Assignments/Seat works
2. Group Discussion/presentations
3. Case Studies/ Research Projects
4. Quizzes
5. Long Examinations

Course Grading System :

Midterm Final
Class Standing 70 %
Quizzes
Project Work
Seatworks/Assignments

Mid-term Examination 30 %

Class Standing 70 %
Quizzes
Project Work
Seatworks/Assignments

Final Examination 30 %


Final Grade = (Mid-term + Final)/2


Suggested Teaching Methodologies/Strategies :

1. Lecture-Discussions
2. Case Analysis
3. Role-play
4. Research
5. Exercises
6. Quizzes

Required Readings :

1. Tawani, Ethics and Technology, John Wiley and Sons, 2007.

Suggested Readings :

1. Reynolds, G., Principles of Ethics in Information Technolgy, Cengage Learning Asia Pte. Ltd.,
2010.
2. OBrien, Marakas, J. A., Management Information Systems, 7
th
Edition, McGraw-Hill. 2006.
3. Laudon, J.and Laudon, K.,Management Information Systems Managing the Digital Age. 8
th

edition Pearson Education South Asia Pte ltd. 2004.
4. Hitachi, Ltd., Project Management Leadership, Hitachi Information Academy Co., Ltd., 2005.



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POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES
COLLEGE OF COMPUTER MANAGEMENT AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Sta. Mesa, Manila
General Rules :
1. The course is expected to have a minimum of four (4) quizzes. No make up tests will be given.
2. Assignments and research projects/report works will be given throughout the semester. Such
requirements shall be due as announced in class. Late submission shall be penalized with grade
deductions (5% per day) or shall no longer be accepted, depending on the subject facilitators
discretion. Assignments and exercises are designed to assist you in understanding the materials
presented in class, and to prepare you for the exams.
3. Students are required to attend classes regularly, including possible make-up classes. The student
will be held liable for all topics covered and assignments made during his/her absence. The
university guidelines on attendance and tardiness will be implemented.
4. Any evidence of copying or cheating during any examinations may result in a failing grade
from the examination for all parties involved. Note that other university guidelines shall be
used in dealing with this matter.
5. Students are advised to keep graded work until the semester has ended.
6. Contents of the syllabus are subject to modification with notification.
7. Mobile phones, radios or other listening devices are not allowed to be used inside lecture and
laboratory rooms to prevent any distractive interruption of the class activity.
8. No foods, drinks, cigarettes nor children are allowed inside the lecture and laboratory rooms.
9. Withdrawal and dropping from the subject should be done in accordance with existing university
policies and guidelines regarding the matter.

Date Revised : JUNE 2012

Revised by : Benilda Eleonor V. Comendador
Flordeliz C. Garcia

Approved by:



MICHAEL B. DELA FUENTE
Chairperson, Dept. of Computer Science
ALETA C. FABREGAS
Chairperson, Dept. of Information Technology



ROSITA E. CANLAS
Dean, CCMIT