A Student’s Perspective on The Importance of Teaching Social Issues in the I.T. Curriculum

  • With the rapid growth and popularity of information technology in our society, societal issues as they pertain to IT have become a key component of the IT model curriculum. Mount Royal University offers a course titled ‘Information Technology and Society’ which enables students to gain an understanding about how the technology they use affects society as a whole in positive and negative manners. This paper provides a student’s perspective on the effectiveness of this course. In addition, this paper provides the argument for the incorporation of a dedicated course on social issues pertaining to technology in IT curriculums.

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