CS 300 Technology in a Global Society
S1LL 2008 LR
Hostetler, Michael L.
Masters of Arts – Computer Resources / Information ManagementBachelor of Science – Management / Computer Information Systems
Little Rock AFB, Bldg 840
501 – 912 – 2565
14 Jan - 9 Mar 2008
6:00 - 9:00 PM
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Educational Philosophy: The instructor’s educational philosophy is one of interactiveness through lectures, guided discussions, hands-on projects, and examinations. The instructor will engage each student in discussion lead learning to encourage an understanding of the basic concepts of an information system, and how businesses use technology and application software to achieve business objectives.
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:
Grading: The following will be used to assign course letter grades:
2000 – 1800 A
1800 – 1600 B
1600 – 1400 C
1400 – 1200 D
1200 – 1000 F
Student will submit all assignments by the instructor's required due date. Assignments submitted late will be reduced in point value.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students are required to read all assigned material prior to class and be prepared to discuss the assigned material. Students are required to complete all lab and homework projects. Students are responsible for all work assigned to be submitted by the due date. Students are responsible for all work assigned when student is absent from class. The instructor reserves the right to add or take away any part of these requirements.
Jan 23 Chapters 3 & 4
Jan 28 Test Chapters 3 & 4; Term Papers
Jan 30 Chapters 5 & 6
Feb 4 Test Chapters 5 & 6; Term Papers
Feb 6 Chapters 7
Feb 11 Chapters 8
Feb 13 Chapters 9
Feb 18 Test Chapters 7, 8, & 9; Term Papers
Feb 20 Chapters 10
Feb 25 Chapters 11
Feb 27 Test Chapters 10 & 11; Term Papers
Mar 3 Term Papers
Mar 5 Final; Term Papers
Chapter 1 pg 17 – 18, 1, 5, 10
Chapter 2 pg 35 – 36, 1, 7, 19
Chapter 3 pg 63, 1, 5, 15
Chapter 4 pg 95 – 96, 1, 7, 13
Chapter 5 pg 122 – 238, 1, 7, 16
Chapter 6 pg 154 – 155, 1, 5, 8
Chapter 7 pg 198 – 199, 1, 7, 12
Chapter 8 pg 237 – 238, 1, 9, 14
Chapter 9 pg 261 – 262, 1, 4
Chapter 10 pg 280 – 281, 1, 5
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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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-88
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