Course Code PD 10
Course Title Professional Responsibility in Computing
Online Offers
  • Winter 2022 (tentative) (Instructor: TBA)
  • Fall 2021 (tentative) (Instructor: Joanne Atlee)
Course Location Online
Credit Weight 0.5
Course Description

This course considers many of the legal and ethical issues that arise in the development of software and digital-content products or services that are to be sold to the public. Course topics include laws that impose obligations on products or producers (e.g., privacy laws, accessibility laws, intellectual-property laws, regulated industries); contracts (e.g., licenses, warranties, privacy policies); and ethical responsibilities to employers, clients, the users of products, and to society as a whole.

Typical terms may not reflect online offerings.

Course Work and Exam (note 2)
Author(s) Joanne Atlee
Requisites
  • Prerequisite: COOP or EDGE students only
System Requirements
  • A computer with Internet access is required for all online and multimodal courses. Please see the System Requirements.
Taught in English
Special Notes WatPD courses are only open to undergraduate students at the University of Waterloo who are enrolled in co-op or the EDGE program. For more information, please see the WatPD website or the EDGE website.

  1. The Undergraduate Calendar and the Graduate Calendar are the official source for information about course details. Quest is the official source for Undergraduate and Graduate Schedule of Classes information. The offerings indicated on this site are unofficial and subject to change daily. The course instructor will provide the official course requirements and expectations at the start of term.
  2. If available, the example of a recent course outline is provided for general information only. It gives an overview of the course from a recent offering but it is not the course outline for the current offer and is subject to change. If you are currently taking this course, the official course outline that applies to this offer is in your online course.
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