CS 300 Technology in a Global Society
S2Q 2006 FE
Arnold, Jonathan Lee
20 March - 21 May 2006
5:00 - 10:00 PM
Textbook: "Ethical and Social Issues in the Information Age", 2nd edition, by Joseph Migga Kizza. ISBN 0-387-95421-X
"Annual Editions: Computers in Society 05/06", 12th edition. Paul DePalma, Editor. ISBN 0-07-296886-9
Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore
Course Description: This course presents the social, political, economic, multicultural, and ethical issues surrounding the use of computers and computer technology. Course work includes class discussion, readings, collaborative projects and formal term papers on selected topics. 3:0:3
Educational Philosophy: The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, web sites and writings. The facilitator will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions. Understanding the impact of computers and information systems on national and global societies as well as upon individuals is an inherent responsibility of any person involved in the development and/or management of information systems. Participating in open, informed discussions is one method to help gain that understanding.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Class Assessment: Assessment of the student's comprehension of the subject material will be accomplished through the use of homework, quizzes, examinations, presentations, research papers, and discussions.
Grading: Midterm examination 100 points
Final examination 100
Individual presentation 50
Group presentation 50
Research paper 100
Late Submission of Course Materials: Assignments not turned in due to an excused absence will have a new due date assigned by the instructor, consistent with the reason for and duration of the excused absence. All assignments must be completed however assignments not turned in by the second due date or assignments not turned in due to an unexcused absence will have 10% of the total possible points deducted for each day late. All assignments, even if late, are required to be submitted for successful completion of the course
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Students are expected to prepare for class and to participate in classroom discussions. No food or beverages are allowed at computer workstations. Computers will not be used during class sessions except as directed by the instructor. Children are not allowed in the classroom during class sessions. Cell phones and pagers are to be turned off during class unless on call for work. Students are expected to comport themselves as adult learners.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: The following assignments are for "Ethical and Social Issues in the Information Age" by Joseph Kizza:
1 Chp 1, 2
2 Chp 3, 4
3 Chp 5, 6
4 Chp 7
5 Chp 8, Midterm examination
6 Chp 9, 10
7 Chp 11, 12
8 Chp 13, 14
9 Presenations, Final examination, Research paper
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87
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 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87Because ethical issues are at the core of this class, confirmed intentional plagiarism or cheating on any assignment will result in a failing grade for the course.
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89
Disability Guidelines:Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .