Title:

Community and Information Technology

Code:ISI
Ac.Year:ukončen 2005/2006 (Not opened)
Term:Summer
Curriculums:
ProgrammeBranchYearDuty
IT-BC-3BIT-Compulsory-Elective - group H
IT-MSC-2MGM.-Compulsory-Elective - group H
IT-MSC-2MIN.-Compulsory-Elective - group H
IT-MSC-2MIS.-Compulsory-Elective - group H
IT-MSC-2MPS-Compulsory-Elective - group H
IT-MSC-2EITE2ndElective
Language:Czech, English
Credits:3
Completion:accreditation
Type of
instruction:
Hour/semLecturesSem. ExercisesLab. exercisesComp. exercisesOther
Hours:260000
 ExaminationTestsExercisesLaboratoriesOther
Points:00000
Guarantee:Křena Bohuslav, Ing., Ph.D., DITS
Lecturer:Křena Bohuslav, Ing., Ph.D., DITS
Faculty:Faculty of Information Technology BUT
Department:Department of Intelligent Systems FIT BUT
 
Learning objectives:
  To analyze and to discuss consequences and potential risks of using IT. To give students basic knowledge about Czech laws related to IT.
Description:
  The course concentrates on current questions and problems related to IT from the community point of view. Topics like importance and value of information and the processing methods during the times, basics of ethic and selected ethical problems related especially to IT, impacts of IT on society and the influence of the society on IT, current laws related to IT profession, and new areas opened by IT progress not sufficiently covered by laws yet are discussed on the lectures. This course extends the offer of social science courses.
Knowledge and skills required for the course:
  No prerequisity knowledge is expected.
Subject specific learning outcomes and competences:
  Basic knowledge of current laws related to IT profession will be given to the students.
Generic learning outcomes and competences:
  Students learn to think about consequences of using IT.
Syllabus of lectures:
 
  1. Importance and processing of information during time
  2. Ethics in practice - software engineering code of ethics and professional practice
  3. Potential risks of using IT - on environment, on user's health, economical and psychosocial consequences of IT (social institutions, public control, individuality)
  4. IT and government - SIKP
  5. IT, media and policy (ideology, advertisement, democracy, ...)
  6. Projection of the movie Brazil
  7. Computer crimes
  8. Electronic signature law
  9. Authors law
  10. Protection of personal data law
  11. Lecture of an IT lawyer followed by discussion
  12. SW licences, copyright, patent, total cost of ownership, final test
  13. Presentation of selected student's essays
Syllabus - others, projects and individual work of students:
 
  1. An essay (2-3 pages A4) on the topic related to the course.
Fundamental literature:
 
  • Robinson, G.: Etika, Portál, Praha, 2004, 176 p., ISBN 80-7178-941-0.
  • Software engineering code of ethics and professional practice, ACM/IEEE-CS, http://www.acm.org/serving/se/code.htm.
  • Vacek, J., Skalický, J., Vostracký, Z., Potměšil, J.: Společnost, věda a technologie. Study materials, ZČU, Plzeň, 1998.
  • Collection of Czech laws.
Study literature:
 
  • Robinson, G.: Etika, Portál, Praha, 2004, 176 p., ISBN 80-7178-941-0.
  • Software engineering code of ethics and professional practice, ACM/IEEE-CS, http://www.acm.org/serving/se/code.htm.
  • Vacek, J., Skalický, J., Vostracký, Z., Potměšil, J.: Společnost, věda a technologie. Study materials, ZČU, Plzeň, 1998.
  • Collection of Czech laws.
Controlled instruction:
  Student have to visit at least 80% of the lectures. Lecturer can excuse this rule in cases like provable illness and, instead of it, assign an additional homework to the student.
Progress assessment:
  
  • attendance on lectures
  • essay
  • final test
Exam prerequisites:
  Student have to visit at least 80% of the lectures, writing an essay on the topic related to the course, and passing final test.