CS 300 Technology in a Global Society
U1F 2012 MY
Hubbard, William B.
Senior Instructor/Adjunct Faculty
MS, Information Systems, Strayer University, 1991BS, Management/Computer Information Systems, Park University, 1987AAS, Data Processing, Community College of the Air Force, 1980
3 June 2012 - 29 July 2012
5:00 - 10:20 PM
Junior/Senior Class standing or consent of instructor
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I encourage lively discussion based
on both my experiences and the students’ experiences along with our current
activities. Moreover, each student is encouraged to engage interactively
with both fellow students and instructor to share and provide experiences with
research and laboratory activities from both class assignments and employment
activities. Each student is encouraged to bring and discuss articles from
periodicals, newspapers, Internet and technical writings that are germane to
the Technology in a Global Society discipline.
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:
course will consist of Lectures, Class Discussions, Lab/Workshop
Sessions, Lab/Workshop Assignments, Reports, Briefings, Weekly Homework
Quizzes, Midterm and Final Exams, Project Term Paper combined with
student’s homework must be typed (via word processor) and neat.
1. Quizzes: Weekly homework quizzes will be
assigned in advance to the student.
Labs/Workshops: Students will be assigned three labs/workshops using the
team concept, designing a system, and will brief the class and instructor on
the progress of the system chosen.
Mid-term and Final Exams: Students will complete one Mid-term and one Final
Research Paper and Presentations: A topic is to be chosen using system research
material gathered, and a system design in the form of a term paper supporting
a Team Project accomplished. This topic will include the
organization or firm that you want represented. That organization
or firm may be real or imagined, but have a degree of validity. For
example, this could be a check cashing system, ticket sales system, speed
control system, sports information system, or an inventory
system. Research material should be information gathered from, but not
limited to, software system literature, including specifications and cost
material. A minimum of four references must be used and cited. Use your
book, vendor material, information technology periodicals, and the Internet
when choosing the system (all must be used for references). Ensure that
these selections are categorized with the same platform types and cost types
for comparison purposes. For example, choose those that are only personal
computer platform systems, and chose those that are only retail prices, or
chose those that are only mini-computer platforms, and choose those that are
only wholesale prices. Your system selections and topic must be approved by the
You should use the first paragraph
to introduce the topic to the reader and to introduce the main points of the
paper. The main points of the paper will include the main topics of a modern
computer software system methodology that would be useful to the public sector,
U.S. Government, or a local government. Develop a specification analysis,
and a cost benefit analysis detailing system specifications (pros and cons),
cost, and performance. Additionally, you will provide a summarized
cost and specification analysis for the system methodology you have
chosen. Diagrams and Graphics using Microsoft PowerPoint or Visio are
encouraged. Ensure that transition sentences should be used to tie one
system summary into the next. A final concluding paragraph depicting your
choice of the system methodology you have chosen must be included. This term
paper is due both electronically and on paper as scheduled.
Eight homework quizzes, class
participation, three workshops, using Microsoft Software toward team
project, a midterm exam, a term project paper with presentation, and a final
exam will determine your course grade. Further details of labs and term paper
with presentation will be covered in class. The relative weight of the
course will be as follows:
Lab/Workshops and Student Briefs
F = Less than 70%
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. Ten points will be deducted each
day an assignment is late up to two calendar days for each calendar day the homework is late. After the two dates by the next class meeting, the student will receive an automatic zero for the grade of that particular homework assignment. Assignments will not be accepted without prior approval from the instructor. The importance of the homework deliverable also has a bearing of the student's class participation.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
· Students are expected to attend all classes and
be on time.
· Students are required to read all material
assigned prior to class and apply the material during class discussions,
activities, and exercises.
· The student is responsible for providing the
instructor with justification for an excused absence, either prior to or
immediately after the absence.
4 June 2012
1. Five Things We Need to Know
About Technical Change
2. Moore's Law and Technological
3. A Passion for Objects
4. The Revolution Will Not be
5. How Google Dominates US
6. Click Trajectories: End-to-End
Analysis of the Spam Value Chain
7. Automation on the Job
8. Computer Software Engineers
& Computer Programmers
9. Computer Scientists
10 Women, Mathematics, and
Read Articles Chapters 1 -10
Answer questions for Chaps. 1-10.
Start Preparing Project Proposals
11. Is Google Making Us Stupid?
12. The End of Solitude
13. Relationships, Community in
the New Viral Society
14. Generational Myth
15. Expressing My Inner Gnome:
Appearance & Behavior in Virtual Worlds
Read Articles 11-15; Answer
Articles 11-15; Assn. Articles 1-10 Due.
Project Proposals Work.
18 June 2012
16. The End of Forgetting
17. Google's Loss: The Public's
18. Archiving Writer's Work
in the Age of Email
19. Degrees, Distance &
20. Small Change: Why the
Revolution Will not be Tweeted
21. Don't Fear the Reaper: Four
Misconceptions about How We Think about Drones.
22. Autonomous Robots in the
Fog of War
Read Articles 16-22; Answer
Articles 16-22; Assn. Articles 1-10 Due.
Project Proposal Due
25 June 2012
23. The Evolution of Cyber
24. The War in the Fif the
25. Untangling Attribution:
Moving to Accountability in Cyberspace
26. Hacking the Lights Out
27. The Web's New Gold Mine: Your
28 The BP Oil Spill:
Could Software Be a Culprit?
29. The Conundrum of
Visibility: Youth Safety and the Internet.
2 July 2012
30. The List: Look Who's Censoring
the Internet Now.
31. Google and Saving Face in
32. Does Facebook Have a Foreign
33. A Fantasy World is
Creating Problems in South Korea.
Read Articles 30-32; Answer
Questions for Articles 30-32; Assn. 23-29 Due
9 July 2012 (Week 6)
34. In Good Company? On the Threshold of Robotic Companions.
35. Cloud Computing.
36. Chrome the Conqueror.
37. Publishing the Revolutionary
38. Computers Learn to Listen and
Some Talk Back.
39. Weighing Watson’s Impact.
40. Geek Life: Die Another Day
Read Articles 34-40; Answer Assn.
Articles 30-33 Due.
Remind Students of Assessment.
16 July 2012
Final Exam Preparation
Prepare Project Presentations
Articles Answers Assn. 34-40 Due
23 July 2012
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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. from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
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