CS 300 Technology in a Global Society
S1F 2010 QU
Espinal, Jack L.
Bachelor of Science in ChemistryMaster of Science in Management
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12 January - 09 March 2010
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DePalma, Paul. Annual Editions Computers and Society 15th Edition ( 2009/10). McGraw
KizzaJoseph Migga. Ethical and Social Issues in the Information Age. Third Edition. Springer-Verlag, London. 2007
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The instructor’s educational philosophy is
one of instructiveness based on discussions, readings, lab experiments,
observations, quizzes, examinations, video, internet-mail exchange and
writings. The instructor will engage each learner in the lively exploration
of computer technology, discussions of readings, oral reports/presentations;
field trips; videos, and other media that may be deemed appropriate and
available. Collaborative learning techniques will be used to analyze and
solve problems in small groups.
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:
Assessment of learning will be determined by using the following:
Students will view 8 computer related, Video Tapes/DVDs shown in class using a
study group format.
Quizzes: Both announced
and unannounced quizzes on reading and classwork will be administered.
Mid-term and Final Exams:
Students will complete two examinations.
The final course grade will be
determined by the following measurements:
Film Assessment 20 percent
Quizzes 15 percent
Collaborative Presentation 10 Percent
Midterm 15 percent
Final Examination 20 percent
Research Project and Presentation 10 percent
Field Trip and Collaborative Presentation 10
Final course grading scale:
93-100 (372-400) = A
83-92 (332-371) = B
73-82 (292-331) = C
63-72 (252-291) = D
Late Submission of Course Materials:
If an assignment is due on a night that the
student is not present, it is the student's responsibility to get the
assignment to the instructor on the due date. Assignments will not be accepted
after three dates of the due date without prior approval from the
instructor. Video Tapes and DVDs shown in class cannot be made-up.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
participation is expected and will form a part of the final grade.
Students are expected to come to all classes and be on time. Roll will be
checked each class meeting. Students are required to read all assigned material
prior to class. Classes missed for legitimate reasons, such as illness,
temporary duty, are excusable; however, the student must make up the missed
work as follows: written chapter problem solutions/comments must be turned in
by e-mail prior the missed class session. Written solutions to problems
and discussion subjects covered in class will be prepared and presented to the
instructor at an agreed upon date and an additional ten chapter questions will
be completed. (a partial failing grade for class participation will be assessed
for un-excused absences). Exercises done in class and associated study
guides cannot be made up. Students missing class will receive zeros for
these assignments. The course web page - http://www.jespinal.com -
contains electronic copies of many of the exercises and practice sets used in class. Browse
the web page to see what is there.
12 January 2010
Palma Unit 1
Kizza Ch 1
to Computers and Society
Development of Computing
19 January 2010
Kizza Ch 3
Technology and Value
26 January 2010
Kizza Ch 8
2 February 2010
Kizza Ch 5
Security, Privacy and Civil Liberties
9 February 2010
Kizza Ch 6
Property Rights and Computer Technology
16 February 2010
Palma Units 5 and 15
23 February 2010
Palma Unit 5
Kizza Ch 7
Context of Computing
28 February 2010
Field Trip - American
–Information Age Gallery
2 March 2010
Kizza Ch 9
9 March 2010
Trip on Saturday, 28 February 2010
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