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  Dec 14, 2017
 
 
    
University of Alberta Calendar 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ACCTG 435 - Information, Ethics and Society


★ 3 (fi 6) (either term, 3-0-0) For students in all majors who are interested in information and the roles it plays in business and society. Focus is on the nature and basic characteristics of information, and its importance in contemporary society, viewing information as a commodity that is produced, used, bought and sold. Two aspects of the ways in which information affects people are emphasized: (1) ethical issues relating to professions, businesses, government, and individuals; (2) the impact of information technology and technological change on society. Prerequisites: Open only to third or fourth year Business students, or by consent of the Department Chair. Credit may be granted for only one of ACCTG 435, BUS 435 or MIS 435.