Ethics and Profession in Information Technology

7.5 credits

The course will give an insight into the meaning of a professional and morale behaviour in relation to information technology. Also some ethical theories as well as moral problems within informatics are discussed from a global point of view. International organizations professional codes of ethics and aspects of integrity, privacy, I P R and spam will be analysed. Teachingconsists of lectures, seminars and practical work is carried out in groups with some mandatory activities. Assessment is performed in written examination and in presentations.


To study on a distance education will give you different opportunities than on-campus teaching. It means that, to a large extent, you will be able to plan your studies yourself, both in terms of time and place.

However, keep in mind that most distance education includes a number of compulsory digital lectures and digital seminars during the weekdays. Some distance education also include compulsory get-togethers, for which you will have to travel to Växjö or Kalmar.

There are a number of different ways to be a distance student, the common denominator being that a large part of your study work is carried out on the web. You communicate with the teacher and your fellow students using a learning platform with discussion forums, group work, recorded lectures or video meetings using a web cam.

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