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Information Ethics, Law, and Policy

This concentration provides training and insight into the ethical, legal, and policy dimensions of contemporary information technology. Building on research and contemporary debates in law, policy and the social sciences, Ethics, Law and Policy (ELP) students learn about key processes and institutions shaping the technology landscape, and how these institutions are changing in turn to accommodate emerging technologies and practices. 

The core course related to this concentration is INFO 1200: Information Ethics, Law, and Policy.

Steve Jackson and Karen Levy are examples of our faculty who work in this field. 

Career Paths

  • Professional careers in law, management, and policy;
  • Graduate work in policy-related fields (law, management, policy, etc.)
  • IS students of all types seeking a better understanding the ethical, legal and policy dimensions of their work.

Color Code Key:

Fall Course

Spring Course 

Offered more than one semester

[ ] = not offered 17-18

A. FRAMEWORKS AND INSTITUTIONS: CHOOSE ONE COURSE

B. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: CHOOSE ONE COURSE

C. CASES/ TOPICS: CHOOSE ONE COURSE

D. TOOLS AND TECHNICAL DOMAINS: CHOOSE ONE COURSE

Students may petition the Director of Undergraduate Studies to allow any upper-level (3000 or above) technical IS course relevant to their work in ELP to satisfy this requirement.