This course encourages students to reflect on the humanitarian, social, and cultural aspects of computer and information technology. These aspects include important issues: intellectual property, privacy, security, reliability, and professional ethics. We will also examine possible impact on the economic world and the way people work.
The course meets four times a week. Three of the meetings are devoted to lecture and discussion. In these meetings class participation is expected. The fourth meeting is devoted to in-class writing assignments based on selected readings from S&T.
For each of these topics, appropriate readings will be selected from S&T. The selected readings will be announced in the course calendar at least one week in advance. The Thursday 12:00 class meetings will be devoted to writing papers on the selected readings.
|Writing Assignments (9@20)||180||30|
|Midterm 1||Quinn Chapters 1, 2, 3||Friday, October 4|
|Midterm 2||Quinn Chapters 4, 5, 6, 7||Monday, November 11|
|Final Exam||Quinn Chapters 8, 9, 10||Wednesday December 18, 0800-0955|