PROFESSIONAL TOPICS IN BUSINESS SYSTEMS

BUS5PTB

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The focus of this subject is the understanding and application of ethics for ICT, which touches all aspects of professional activity. In this subject you will develop their analytical and practical skills in professional issues in business information systems. In addition to an introduction to ICT ethics and ethical decision making, it focusses on the implications of ethics for areas such as intellectual property, privacy, crime, professional codes of conduct, social media issues and employee/employer issues, and vice versa. At the completion of this subject you should have a thorough understanding of the concepts and their ethical implications necessary for informed and responsible professional practice.










SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMichael Wildenauer

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites BUS5BID, BUS5EBI

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsEthics in Information Technology, 5th editionPrescribedReynolds, George, 2015 CENGAGE Learning

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. understand different approaches to ethical decision-making and the behaviours and responsibilities required of a computer and information systems professional

Activities:
Discussion questions, assignment and group presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

02. recognise and demonstrate a critical awareness of the values that shape the information systems professional and be able to analyse and apply these values in a professional setting

Activities:
Discussion questions, assignment and group presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

03. identify and understand the regulatory and standard setting framework and the impact of the various legal issues that are impacted by and in turn impact upon the work undertaken by a computer and information systems professional

Activities:
Lectures, tutorial and lab questions, assignment, exam
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

04. clearly present views and thoughts on complex ethical dimensions that impact upon the role of the professional information systems professional and the industry in which they operate

Activities:
Discussion questions, assignment and group presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

05. demonstrate a critical awareness of the role that IT plays in Australia and globally and engage with a range of values and diverse perspectives when considering the global impact of IT

Activities:
Discussion questions, assignment and group presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

06. identify and critically review the complexities relating to the foundations of H-CI from a range of different perspectives; the human, the computer and the interraction between the two

Activities:
Lecture, assignment and exam
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMichael Wildenauer

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 2-hour final examinationcase and scenario based (equiv 2000 words)40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
one group presentationequivalent 10-minutes per student (equiv 1000 words)10 01, 02, 04, 06
one theoretical and practical group assignmentequivalent to 2,000 words per student30 01, 02, 04, 06
two in-class quizzes5% for first quiz, 15% for second quiz. these may be online or in class (equiv 300 words total)20 01, 03, 05, 06