Subject Descriptions - Subject Information


Calendar: 2017 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
Department: School of Computing and Information Technology


Subject Information
Subject Code ISIT326
Subject Name Social Policy and IT
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites 12cp of 200-level ISIT subjects
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence BUSS313, ITCS301
Assessment Written assignments, Critical Argument, individual report and group report will form the basis of assessment.
General Subject Yes.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.125
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Course
1771-Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Direct Entry)
1777-Bachelor of Laws (Direct Entry)
1827-Bachelor of International Studies - Bachelor of Laws
1845-Bachelor of Information Technology - Bachelor of Laws
1852-Bachelor of Business Information Systems - Bachelor of Laws
351-Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
760-Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - Bachelor of Laws
770-Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)
771-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
771H-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
772-Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Laws
773-Bachelor of Commerce - Bachelor of Laws
774-Bachelor of Mathematics - Bachelor of Laws
775-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775H-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775M-Course information not Found
779-Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Laws
858-Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Laws
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information Students should use the SMP OnLine Tutorial System (via SOLS) to enrol in tutorial/laboratory groups for this subject. Once enrolments are open a link to the subject will appear in Tutorial Enrolments in SOLS.
Availability Not Available in 2017

Subject Description
The use of IT is now so pervasive in society that governments must develop policies to cover personal, business and government use. This subject explores the issues of: security and privacy; the use of technology by government, the policy life cycle and the digital divide.


Extra Information
Subject Objectives:
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to: 1. Critically evaluate the use of technology in society as a whole and the need for government to develop policies to regulate that use. 2. Understand how policies are developed and the impact that policies have on organisations and individuals. 3. Analyse and plan for to implement policies in an organisation and 4. Describe the role of technology from an ethical, legal and compliance perspective.

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