The concept of ethics is a very diverse and complicated subject area. Individuals in the IT field are faced with a plethora of ethical dilemmas and without a solid foundation, handling these dilemmas could become overwhelming. This course provides students with the fundamentals skills needed to operate in the IT field in an ethical manner. Students will learn their legal responsibilities as IT professionals, as well as, the ramifications associated with failing to follow the guidelines of industry accepted ethical behavior. Students will learn how IT Ethics are integrated throughout the Global E-World. Students will gain an understanding of how and why ethics are important, especially in the field of Information Technology. This course examines a variety of topics ranging from Intellectual property and privacy rights through censorship and pornography.