CS 300 Technology in a Global Society
U1L 2009 WT
B.S Computer Science Southeast Missouri State UniversityM.A. Computer Information ManagementMaster's Certificate in Project Management
Whiteman Campus Center
Before and after class
June 6 - July 25, 2009
8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
De Plama, Paul. Computers in Society 08/09, 14th Edition, Mc-Graw Hill, 2008. ISBN 978-0-07-352848-9
Kizza, Joseph Migga. Ethical and Social Issues in the Information Age, 3rd Edition, 2007, Springer-Verling New York, Inc, ISBN 978-1-84628-658-2
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
All Park University courses must include a core assessment that measures the relevant Departmental Learning Outcomes. The purpose of this assessment is to determine if expectations have been met concerning mastery of learning outcomes across all instructional modalities. The core assessment for this course is a final paper, which counts for 20% of the grade. The final paper requires that an artifact be developed to test at least seven of the eight course core objectives.
1. Recognize the major historical implications of information technology.
2. Assess some of the basic concepts of a global society influenced byInformation Technology. (Singaporesocial system, English trading system, Privacy issues.)*
3. Compare some of the effects of technology upon the cultures of differentethnic and racial groups in the UnitedStates and other countries. (Literacy andArtistic Expression in all types of media.)*
4. Apply the tools for critical thinking, scientific reasoning and inquiryto emerging technologies and recognize, analyze and evaluate their possibleeffects upon the social, cultural, economic, and ethical values of the United Statesand the world. Knowledge of the history of Information Technology is necessary.
5. Work as a member of a group in exchanging knowledge and ideas about technology andits role in the world.
6. Collaborate with a group applying the literacies listed above in amini-term paper format at least 15 to 18 pages (double-spaced) in length. Thiswill provide practice in a group setting before writing the individual termpaper.
7. Maintain an individual electronic journal of all readings and referencesources in a word-processed journal to be handed in bi-weekly.
8. Write a term paper using a modified format similar to that found inscientific technical journals. The paper will be at least 15 to 18 pages inlength (double-spaced) and demonstrate evidence of applying the literacies* tothe topic. *Literacies as defined in the syllabus are: Analytical and Critical Thinking, Community and Civic Responsibility, Scientific Inquiry, Ethics and Values, and Literacy and Artistic Expression
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Class Assessments by Percentage
Here is the breakdown by Assessment and the "percent" each assessment is worth:
Course Grading Scale
There are 400 points possible in our class this term. The grading scale for this course is as follows:
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late submission of course work is not allowed. If you are going to be out of town, submit your assignments early. In the event of a PC problem you can fax your assignments to me on an emergency basis.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Unit 1 - Introduction
1. Five Things We Need to Know About Technological Change
2. Slouching Toward the Ordinary
3. On the Nature of Computing
Unit 1 Writing Assignment, page xvi. Answer the 3rd and 4th Key Points to Consider.
Unit 2 - The Economy
4. Subprime Loan Machine
5. Click Fraud
6. The Big Band Era
7. The Beauty of Simplicity
8. The Software Wars
9. Scan This Book!
Unit 2 Writing Assignment, page 14. Answer the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Key Points to Consider
Unit 3 - Work and the Workplace
10. National ID
11. Brain Circulation
12. The New Face of the Silicon Age
13. Computer Software Engineers
14. The Computer Evolution
15. Making Yourself Understood
16. Privacy, Legislation, and Surveillance Software
Unit 3 Writing Assignment, page 46. Answer the 1st and 3rd Key Points to Consider
Unit 4 - Computers, People, and Social Participation
17. Romance in the Information Age
18. How Do I Love Thee?
19. The Perfect mark
20. Back-to-School Blogging
21. E-Mail is for Old People
Unit 4 Writing Assignment, page 72. Answer the 3rd, 4th and 5th Key Points to Consider
Unit 5 - Societal Institutions: Law, Politics, Education, and the Military
22. The Copyright Law
23. Piracy, Computer Crime, and IS Misuse at the University
24. Facing the E-Maelstrom
25. Can Blogs Revolutionize Progressive Politics?
26. Center Stage
27. The Coming Robot Army
Unit 5 Writing Assignment, page 104. Answer the 2nd and 4th Key Points to Consider
Unit 6 - Risk and Avoiding Risk
28. Why Spyware Poses Multiple Threats to Security
29. Terror's Server
30. The Virus Underground
31. Secrets of the Digital Detectives
32. Data on the Elderly, Marketed to Thieves
33. The Fading Memory of the State
34. False Reporting on the Internet and the Spread of Rumors
Unit 6 Writing Assignment, page 136. Answer the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Key Points to Consider
Unit 7 - Internal Perspectives and Issues
35. China's Tech Generation Finds a New Chairman to Venerate
36. Is the Crouching Tiger a Threat?
37. Restoring the Popularity of Computer Science
38. China's Computer Wasteland
39. Cat and Mouse, on the Web.
40. In Search of a PC for the People
Unit 7 Writing Assignment, page 170. Answer the 2nd and 4th Key Points to Consider
Unit 8 - The Frontier of Computing
41. A Nascent Robotics Culture
42. March of the Robolaywers
43. Best-Kept Secrets
44. Toward Nature-Inspired Computing
45. The Intelligent Internet
46. Mind Control
Unit 8 Writing Assignment, page . Answer the 3rd and 5th Key Points to Consider
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Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90
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