CS 300 Technology in a Global Society
F2T 2006 DL
Kellenberger, Fred J.
M/W 2000-2100 CST
760-717-8022 (cell) anytime after 8:00 a.m. PST
Kizza, Joseph Migga. Ethical and Social Issues in the Information Age, 2nd Ed., 2002, Springer-Verlag New York, Inc.,ISBN #0-387-95421-X.
DePalma, Paul. Editor.Annual Editions, Computer Studies: Computers in Society, (06/07) 13th edition, 2007.McGraw-Hill/Dushkin, ISBN #0-07-352832-3.
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All students are expected to follow the rules for acceptable conduct and good manners. Any student, who does not adhere to these guidelines will be excused from class and reported to the proper authorities.
All documents submitted to the course should be a Microsoft Word.doc or in .rtf format. Any questions, please ask the instructor.
The Office thread and e-mail will be checked daily after 10:00 p.m. Expect a response within 24 hours.
All assignments are to be completed on time and submitted to the correct course dropbox. Special instructions regarding some assignments may be given at the beginning of the week the assignment is due. Be sure to check the Course Announcements section.
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 RubricGrading: A = 90-100% B = 80-89% C = 70-79% D = 60-69% F = < 60%
Grading Scale for CS 300 Computers & Society
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late work is not acceptable. Assignments should be clearly marked with the student's name. Work received without identification cannot receive credit.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: The Course Home pages contain the syllabus that has the Course Announcements, required textbooks, mission and vision statements, attendance policy, grading policy, and course policies that outline expectations of the course. Plagiarism policies are listed there and will be strictly adhered to. The Course Announcements area is very important and where you will come every day upon entering the course.
Week 1 - Overview includes an Introduce Yourself thread, Lecture, discussion threads with required responses, required readings from Kizza and Journal entries from DePalma readings. Groups will be formed that will research and write the Group Research paper that will be due during Weeks 2, 3, and 4. Complete directions regarding discussion thread postings, attachments, and readings will be part of each weekly lecture.
Week 2 - has a lecture, discussion threads with required responses, required readings from Kizza and Journal entries from DePalma readings. The groups will post Part 1 of their research paper to the thread as an attachment for peer review and also to the correct dropbox.
Week 3 - has a lecture, discussion threads with required responses, required readings from Kizza and Journal entries from DePalma readings. The groups will post Part 2 of their research paper to the thread as an attachment for peer review and also to the correct dropbox. This week students will post their topic to the correct discussion thread for the Individual Research paper to be completed Weeks 5, 6, and 7 of the course.
Week 4 - has a lecture, discussion threads with required responses, and required readings from Kizza. The groups will post Part 3 of their research paper to the thread as an attachment for peer review and also to the correct dropbox. There will be a mid-term short answer/essay exam.
Week 5 - has a lecture, discussion threads with required responses, required readings from Kizza and Journal entries from DePalma readings. Students will post Part 1 (Introduction) of their individual research paper to the thread as an attachment for peer review and also to the correct dropbox. Students may begin to submit the required paperwork for their final exam proctors.
Week 6 - has a lecture, discussion threads with required responses, required readings from Kizza and begin work on the summary of the Journal readings which will be due Week 7. The students will post Part 2 (Research/Findings) of their individual research paper to the thread as an attachment for peer review and also to the correct dropbox. Students must submit the required paperwork for their final exam proctors.
Week 7 - has a lecture, discussion threads with required responses. Students will post Part 3 (Conclusion) of their individual research paper to the thread as an attachment for peer review and also to the correct dropbox. Students will also post a summary of their Journal readings to the correct dropbox.
Week 8 - has a lecture and discussion threads with required responses. Students will participate in What I have Learned… Discussion threads from Kizza and DePalma. The final exam will be taken this week. According to the School of Online Learning Policies, any student who does not take the final examination will automatically receive a grade of F.
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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-89
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 2006-2007 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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90
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