CS 300 Technology in a Global Society
U1U 2012 LU
Baxter, Randall S.
Jun 4 - Jul 29, 2012
4:50 - 10:10 PM
Textbook: Annual Editions: Technologies, Social Media, and Society 12/13. 18th edition (ISBN: 9780073528731)
Ethical and Social Issues in the Information Age. 4th Edition (ISBN: 9781849960373)
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Additional Resources: You will need access to computer and word processor to complete assignments.
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My philosophy is that everyone can learn if given the chance. The student will be presented with quizzes, exams, and be required to provide individual and group presentations to help them build their knowledge and express their opions based on the material covered.
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:
8 Class Participation Discussions (Weeks 1-8)
4 Quizzes(Weeks 2-3-6-7)
6 Individual or Group Presentation/Papers
(Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
Final Exam(Week 8)
Number of Points
599 or below
59.9 or below
Late Submission of Course Materials: Work is due on the date specified. Late work will not be accepted without prior approval from the instructor and maximum grade for late work may be reduced.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Participation is expected. Weekly discussions will be required and I request you treat all other class members as you would like to be treated.
Due Week 1
Read Chap 1
Read Chap 2
Read Unit 1
Due Week 2
Read Chap 3
Read Chap 4
Read Unit 2
Paper or Presentation
Due Week 3
Read Chap 5
Read Chap 6
Read Unit 3
Due Week 4
Due Week 5
Read Chap 7
Read Chap 8
Read Unit 4
Due Week 6
Read Chap 9
Read Chap 10
Read Unit 5
Due Week 7
Read Chap 11
Read Chap 12
Read Unit 6
Due Week 8
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