Course Info

IT 228: Ethics in Computer Games and Cinema

Societies function based on normative ethics utilizing common sense to distinguish between ethical and unethical behavior. Most of us are not aware of the underlying theories when arriving at ethical judgments about right and wrong. However, the fast pace of progress in information technologies and digital entertainment creates an environment in which ethical challenges are particularly complex. In the eyes of many, games and movies are violent, offensive and immoral. This course will concentrate on analyzing the impact of digital entertainment on an individual and society. Implications of certain values embedded in games and movies will be discussed. Elements of the ethical code of conduct for a game or movie creator will be formulated. The issue of balancing individual creativity vs. cultural impact particularly on children will be discussed.

Winter 2017-2018

Section: 201
Class number: 20599
Meeting time: MW 9:40AM - 11:10AM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 202
Class number: 20600
Meeting time: MW 11:20AM - 12:50PM
Location: LEVAN 00302 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 203
Class number: 20601
Meeting time: MW 2:40PM - 4:10PM
Location: LEVAN 00301 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 501
Class number: 20602
Meeting time: TuTh 11:50AM - 1:20PM
Location: CDM 00218 at Loop Campus
Section: 502
Class number: 20603
Meeting time: TuTh 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Location: LEWIS 01217 at Loop Campus
CLOSED
Section: 520
Class number: 25592
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
CLOSED
Section: 521
Class number: 25637
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Section: 801
Class number: 20604
Meeting time: W 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: LEWIS 01509 at Loop Campus

Fall 2017-2018

Section: 101
Class number: 12327
Meeting time: MW 11:20AM - 12:50PM
Location: LEVAN 00301 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 102
Class number: 12328
Meeting time: MW 9:40AM - 11:10AM
Location: LEVAN 00301 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 103
Class number: 12802
Meeting time: TuTh 11:20AM - 12:50PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 401
Class number: 12329
Meeting time: MW 11:50AM - 1:20PM
Location: LEWIS 01216 at Loop Campus
Section: 402
Class number: 12330
Meeting time: TuTh 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Location: LEWIS 01216 at Loop Campus
Section: 420
Class number: 12699
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Section: 421
Class number: 12803
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus

Summer I 2016-2017

Section: 220
Class number: 41848
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus

Spring 2016-2017

Section: 301
Class number: 33579
Meeting time: MW 9:40AM - 11:10AM
Location: LEVAN 00301 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 302
Class number: 33580
Meeting time: MW 11:20AM - 12:50PM
Location: LEVAN 00301 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 303
Class number: 33581
Meeting time: MW 2:40PM - 4:10PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 601
Class number: 33887
Meeting time: TuTh 11:50AM - 1:20PM
Location: LEWIS 01509 at Loop Campus
Section: 602
Class number: 33583
Meeting time: TuTh 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Location: LEWIS 01509 at Loop Campus
Section: 620
Class number: 33796
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Section: 621
Class number: 33884
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus

Dec Intersession 2016-2017

Section: 522
Class number: 22451
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus

Winter 2016-2017

Section: 201
Class number: 21943
Meeting time: MW 9:40AM - 11:10AM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 202
Class number: 21944
Meeting time: MW 11:20AM - 12:50PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 203
Class number: 21945
Meeting time: MW 2:40PM - 4:10PM
Location: LEVAN 00301 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 501
Class number: 21946
Meeting time: TuTh 11:50AM - 1:20PM
Location: CDM 00218 at Loop Campus
Section: 502
Class number: 21947
Meeting time: TuTh 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Location: LEWIS 01217 at Loop Campus
Section: 520
Class number: 22345
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Section: 521
Class number: 22539
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Section: 801
Class number: 21949
Meeting time: W 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: LEWIS 01509 at Loop Campus

Fall 2016-2017

Section: 101
Class number: 32752
Meeting time: MW 11:20AM - 12:50PM
Location: LEVAN 00301 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 102
Class number: 32754
Meeting time: MW 9:40AM - 11:10AM
Location: LEVAN 00301 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 104
Class number: 33782
Meeting time: TuTh 11:20AM - 12:50PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 401
Class number: 32758
Meeting time: MW 3:10PM - 4:40PM
Location: LEWIS 01216 at Loop Campus
Section: 402
Class number: 32760
Meeting time: TuTh 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Location: LEWIS 01216 at Loop Campus
Section: 420
Class number: 33542
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Section: 421
Class number: 33784
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus

Summer I 2015-2016

Section: 220
Class number: 40855
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus

Spring 2015-2016

Section: 301
Class number: 32879
Meeting time: MW 9:40AM - 11:10AM
Location: LEVAN 00301 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 302
Class number: 32880
Meeting time: MW 11:20AM - 12:50PM
Location: LEVAN 00301 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 303
Class number: 32881
Meeting time: MW 2:40PM - 4:10PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 601
Class number: 33245
Meeting time: TuTh 11:50AM - 1:20PM
Location: 14EAS 00801 at Loop Campus
Section: 602
Class number: 32884
Meeting time: TuTh 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Location: LEWIS 01509 at Loop Campus
Section: 620
Class number: 33132
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Section: 621
Class number: 33242
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Section: 901
Class number: 32883
Meeting time: M 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: LEWIS 01507 at Loop Campus

Dec Intersession 2015-2016

Section: 522
Class number: 23042
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus

Winter 2015-2016

Section: 201
Class number: 22430
Meeting time: MW 9:40AM - 11:10AM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 202
Class number: 22431
Meeting time: MW 11:20AM - 12:50PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 203
Class number: 22432
Meeting time: MW 2:40PM - 4:10PM
Location: LEVAN 00301 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 501
Class number: 22434
Meeting time: TuTh 11:50AM - 1:20PM
Location: CDM 00218 at Loop Campus
Section: 502
Class number: 22435
Meeting time: TuTh 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Location: LEWIS 01217 at Loop Campus
Section: 503
Class number: 22436
Meeting time: TuTh 3:10PM - 4:40PM
Location: LEWIS 01217 at Loop Campus
Section: 520
Class number: 22894
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Section: 521
Class number: 26512
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Section: 801
Class number: 22437
Meeting time: W 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: LEWIS 01509 at Loop Campus

Fall 2015-2016

Section: 101
Class number: 11359
Meeting time: MW 11:20AM - 12:50PM
Location: LEVAN 00301 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 102
Class number: 11360
Meeting time: MW 9:40AM - 11:10AM
Location: LEVAN 00301 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 103
Class number: 11361
Meeting time: TuTh 9:40AM - 11:10AM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 104
Class number: 16537
Meeting time: TuTh 11:20AM - 12:50PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 401
Class number: 11362
Meeting time: MW 3:10PM - 4:40PM
Location: LEWIS 01216 at Loop Campus
Section: 402
Class number: 11363
Meeting time: TuTh 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Location: LEWIS 01216 at Loop Campus
Section: 420
Class number: 11815
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Section: 421
Class number: 16538
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus

Summer I 2014-2015

Section: 220
Class number: 40935
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus

Spring 2014-2015

Section: 301
Class number: 30373
Meeting time: MW 9:40AM - 11:10AM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 302
Class number: 30374
Meeting time: MW 11:20AM - 12:50PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 303
Class number: 30375
Meeting time: TuTh 11:20AM - 12:50PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 304
Class number: 30376
Meeting time: TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 601
Class number: 37132
Meeting time: TuTh 10:10AM - 11:40AM
Location: 14EAS 00801 at Loop Campus
Section: 602
Class number: 30378
Meeting time: MW 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Location: LEWIS 01105 at Loop Campus
Section: 620
Class number: 30675
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Section: 621
Class number: 37124
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Section: 901
Class number: 30377
Meeting time: W 6:00PM - 9:15PM
Location: LEVAN 00302 at Lincoln Park Campus

Dec Intersession 2014-2015

Section: 521
Class number: 27073
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus

Winter 2014-2015

Section: 201
Class number: 20172
Meeting time: MW 9:40AM - 11:10AM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 202
Class number: 20173
Meeting time: MW 11:20AM - 12:50PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 203
Class number: 20174
Meeting time: TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 204
Class number: 20175
Meeting time: TuTh 2:40PM - 4:10PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 501
Class number: 20176
Meeting time: TuTh 11:50AM - 1:20PM
Location: LEWIS 01510 at Loop Campus
Section: 502
Class number: 20177
Meeting time: TuTh 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Location: LEWIS 01217 at Loop Campus
Section: 503
Class number: 20178
Meeting time: TuTh 3:10PM - 4:40PM
Location: LEWIS 01217 at Loop Campus
Section: 520
Class number: 20711
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Section: 801
Class number: 20179
Meeting time: W 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: LEWIS 01509 at Loop Campus

Fall 2014-2015

Section: 101
Class number: 10201
Meeting time: MW 11:20AM - 12:50PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 102
Class number: 10202
Meeting time: MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 103
Class number: 10203
Meeting time: TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Location: ARTLT 00306 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 401
Class number: 10204
Meeting time: MW 3:10PM - 4:40PM
Location: LEWIS 01216 at Loop Campus
Section: 402
Class number: 10205
Meeting time: TuTh 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Location: LEWIS 01510 at Loop Campus
Section: 420
Class number: 16987
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus

Summer I 2013-2014

Section: 220
Class number: 40999
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus

Spring 2013-2014

Section: 301
Class number: 30451
Meeting time: MW 11:20AM - 12:50PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
CLOSED
Section: 302
Class number: 30452
Meeting time: TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
Instructor: Charles Wilcox
Section: 303
Class number: 30453
Meeting time: TuTh 2:40PM - 4:10PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
Instructor: Charles Wilcox
Section: 304
Class number: 30454
Meeting time: MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
CLOSED
Section: 602
Class number: 30457
Meeting time: MW 10:10AM - 11:40AM
Location: LEWIS 01001 at Loop Campus
Section: 620
Class number: 36304
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
CLOSED
Section: 901
Class number: 30455
Meeting time: Tu 6:00PM - 9:15PM
Location: LEVAN 00302 at Lincoln Park Campus

Winter 2013-2014

Section: 201
Class number: 20200
Meeting time: MW 11:20AM - 12:50PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
Instructor: James Syrek
Section: 202
Class number: 20201
Meeting time: MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
Instructor: Michael Peterson
Section: 203
Class number: 20202
Meeting time: TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
CLOSED
Section: 204
Class number: 20203
Meeting time: TuTh 2:40PM - 4:10PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 501
Class number: 20204
Meeting time: MW 10:10AM - 11:40AM
Location: CDM 00220 at Loop Campus
Instructor: James Choi | View syllabus
Section: 502
Class number: 20205
Meeting time: TuTh 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Location: LEWIS 01207 at Loop Campus
Section: 503
Class number: 20206
Meeting time: TuTh 3:10PM - 4:40PM
Location: LEWIS 01207 at Loop Campus
Section: 520
Class number: 27101
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
CLOSED
Section: 801
Class number: 20207
Meeting time: W 6:00PM - 9:15PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus

Fall 2013-2014

Section: 101
Class number: 11140
Meeting time: MW 11:20AM - 12:50PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
Instructor: James Syrek
CLOSED
Section: 102
Class number: 11141
Meeting time: MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
CLOSED
Section: 103
Class number: 11142
Meeting time: TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
CLOSED
Section: 104
Class number: 15679
Meeting time: TuTh 2:40PM - 4:10PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
Instructor: Charles Wilcox
CLOSED
Section: 401
Class number: 11143
Meeting time: MW 11:50AM - 1:20PM
Location: LEWIS 01001 at Loop Campus
CLOSED
Section: 402
Class number: 11144
Meeting time: TuTh 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Location: LEWIS 01001 at Loop Campus
Section: 403
Class number: 11145
Meeting time: TuTh 3:10PM - 4:40PM
Location: LEWIS 01001 at Loop Campus
CLOSED

Summer I 2012-2013

Section: 201
Class number: 41304
Meeting time: MW 6:00PM - 9:15PM
Location: CDM 00228 at Loop Campus

Spring 2012-2013

Section: 301
Class number: 35389
Meeting time: TuTh 11:20AM - 12:50PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
CLOSED
Section: 302
Class number: 35390
Meeting time: TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 303
Class number: 35391
Meeting time: TuTh 2:40PM - 4:10PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
CLOSED
Section: 304
Class number: 35392
Meeting time: MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Location: LEVAN 00304 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 305
Class number: 35393
Meeting time: MW 2:40PM - 4:10PM
Location: LEVAN 00304 at Lincoln Park Campus
CLOSED
Section: 601
Class number: 35394
Meeting time: TuTh 3:10PM - 4:40PM
Location: LEWIS 01001 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Charles Wilcox
Section: 602
Class number: 35395
Meeting time: MW 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Location: LEWIS 01001 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Jose Zagal

Winter 2012-2013

Section: 201
Class number: 24459
Meeting time: MW 11:20AM - 12:50PM
Location: LEVAN 00304 at Lincoln Park Campus
CLOSED
Section: 202
Class number: 24460
Meeting time: MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Location: LEVAN 00304 at Lincoln Park Campus
CLOSED
Section: 203
Class number: 24461
Meeting time: TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Location: LEVAN 00301 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 204
Class number: 24462
Meeting time: TuTh 2:40PM - 4:10PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 501
Class number: 24478
Meeting time: MW 3:10PM - 4:40PM
Location: CDM 00220 at Loop Campus
CLOSED
Section: 502
Class number: 24479
Meeting time: TuTh 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Location: LEWIS 01207 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Charles Wilcox
CLOSED
Section: 503
Class number: 24480
Meeting time: TuTh 3:10PM - 4:40PM
Location: LEWIS 01207 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Charles Wilcox
Section: 801
Class number: 24481
Meeting time: W 6:00PM - 9:15PM
Location: LEVAN 00304 at Lincoln Park Campus