Social and ethical issues

Students must study and evaluate the social and ethical issues involved in the use of personal and public communications, such as:

* social effects of telecommuting
* effect on the environment of personal communication devices
* social effects of telecommuniting
* social effects of widespread use of teleconferencing and video conferencing

Knowledge of technology

In order to study and evaluate the social and ethical issues involved in the use of personal and public communications, the student must have an understanding of related technological concepts, such as:

* face-to-face communication versus via technology
* mobile phones and associated services and uses
* personal mobile devices such as laptops and PDA
* key terms
* undetected intrusions into IT systems