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CS 300 Technology in a Global Society
Griffin, Romonda P.


Mission Statement: Park University provides access to a quality higher education experience that prepares a diverse community of learners to think critically, communicate effectively, demonstrate a global perspective and engage in lifelong learning and service to others.

Vision Statement: Park University, a pioneering institution of higher learning since 1875, will provide leadership in quality, innovative education for a diversity of learners who will excel in their professional and personal service to the global community.

Course

CS 300 Technology in a Global Society

Semester

U1AA 2012 LC

Faculty

Griffin, Romonda P.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Office Location

Lackland AFB TX

E-Mail

romonda.griffin@park.edu

Class Days

-----F-

Class Time

4:45 - 10:10 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Kizza, Joseph Migga. Ethical and Social Issues in the Information Age, 4th Ed., 2010, Springer-Verlag, New York, N.Y., ISBN# 9781849960373
 
DePalma.  Computer Studies:  Computers in Society: (11/12) 17th edition, McGraw-Hill/Dushkin, 2011.  ISBN# 9780073528687

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Course Description:
CS300 Computers and Society: This course presents the social, political, economic and multicultural issues surrounding the use of computers and computer technology. Course work includes class discussion, readings, collaborative projects and formal term papers on selected topics. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The facilitator's educational philposopy is that instructors engage learners in an interactive enviorment through lectures, readings,examinations and open dialogue. The instructor welcomes open feedback and classroom interaction that leads to greater knowledge and problem solving capabilities. It is believed that fostering an environment that reinforces applied learning enables students to move forward through their educational endeavors. Developing learning tools that foster intrinsic motivation and strategic development enforces the learning process.  Students are also expected to be well prepared to discuss the material and assignments with corresponding chapters from reading materials. Discussion of chapter material and assignments will be a part of the student's class participation grade.  Students should expect to invest at a minimum of 10 hours of focused time studying and working on the case studies, group projects and individual assignments each week.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Recognize the major historical implications of information technology.
  2. Assess some of the basic concepts of a global society influenced by Information Technology. (Singapore social system, English trading system, Privacy issues.)*
  3. Compare some of the effects of technology upon the cultures of different ethnic and racial groups in the United States and other countries. (Literacy and Artistic Expression in all types of media.)*
  4. Apply the tools for critical thinking, scientific reasoning and inquiry to emerging technologies and recognize, analyze and evaluate their possible effects upon the social, cultural, economic, and ethical values of the United States and 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 and its role in the world.
  6. Collaborate with a group applying the literacies listed above in a mini-term paper format at least 15 to 18 pages (double-spaced) in length. This will provide practice in a group setting before writing the individual term paper.
  7. Maintain an individual electronic journal of all readings and reference sources in a word-processed journal to be handed in bi-weekly.
  8. Write a term paper using a modified format similar to that found in scientific technical journals. The paper will be at least 15 to 18 pages in length (double-spaced) and demonstrate evidence of applying the literacies to the topic.
  9. *These are only a few examples to illustrate and may cross all literacies areas in addition to the ones mentioned. Guidelines for the collaborative project paper and final term paper will be handed out at the end of week one. Evaluation Rubrics are similar for the Collaborative Research paper and Individual End of Term Research Paper.


Core Assessment:



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 by
Information Technology. (Singapore
social system, English trading system, Privacy issues.)*


3. Compare some of the effects of technology upon the cultures of different
ethnic and racial groups in the United
States
and other countries. (Literacy and
Artistic Expression in all types of media.)*


4. Apply the tools for critical thinking, scientific reasoning and inquiry
to emerging technologies and recognize, analyze and evaluate their possible
effects upon the social, cultural, economic, and ethical values of the United States
and 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 and
its role in the world.


6. Collaborate with a group applying the literacies listed above in a
mini-term paper format at least 15 to 18 pages (double-spaced) in length. This
will provide practice in a group setting before writing the individual term
paper.


7. Maintain an individual electronic journal of all readings and reference
sources in a word-processed journal to be handed in bi-weekly.


8. Write a term paper using a modified format similar to that found in
scientific technical journals. The paper will be at least 15 to 18 pages in
length (double-spaced) and demonstrate evidence of applying the literacies* to
the 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 Rubric

Class Assessment:

Week 1
Introduction
Kizza – Read Chapters 1 and 2 and be prepared to discuss
Discussion Questions (Due on Thursday each week)
DePalma – Read Unit 1 and be prepared to discuss
Homework Assignment, page 11, Critical Thinking 3 (Due on Sunday)

Week 2
Kizza – Read Chapters 3 and 4 and be prepared to discuss
Discussion Questions (Due on Thursday each week)
DePalma – Read Unit 2 and be prepared to discuss
Homework Assignment, page 19, Critical Thinking 3 (Due on Sunday)
Select Groups for Group Assignment

Week 3
Kizza – Read Chapters 5 and 6 and be prepared to discuss
Discussion Questions (Due on Thursday each week)
DePalma – Read Unit 3 and be prepared to discuss
Article Reviews

Week 4
Kizza – Read Chapters 7 & 8 and be prepared to discuss
Discussion Questions (Due on Thursday each week)
DePalma – Read Unit 4 and be prepared to discuss
Homework Assignment, page 71, Critical Thinking 4 (Due on Sunday)
Mid-Term Examination
Individual Term Paper Topic Approval

Week 5
Kizza – Read Chapters 9 & 10 and be prepared to discuss
Discussion Questions (Due on Thursday each week)
DePalma – Read Unit 5 and be prepared to discuss
Homework Assignment, page 101, Critical Thinking 4 (Due on Sunday)
Group Assignments are due

Week 6
Kizza – Read Chapters 11 & 12 and be prepared to discuss
Discussion Questions (Due on Thursday each week)
DePalma – Read Unit 6 and be prepared to discuss
Homework Assignment, page 107, Critical Thinking 4 (Due on Sunday)

Week 7
Kizza – Read Chapters 13 & 14 and be prepared to discuss
Discussion Questions (Due on Thursday each week)
DePalma – Read Units 7 & 8 and be prepared to discuss
Homework Assignment, page 155, Critical Thinking 3 (Due on Sunday)

Week 8
Individual Term Papers are due
Final Examination

Grading:
100-90 A (4.0 honor points) 89+-80 B (3.0 honor points) 79+-70 C (2.0 honor points) 69+-60 D (1.0 honor point) Below 60 F (no honor points) Mini-term paper 10% Term Paper 30% Midterm Examination 25% Final Examination 25% Article Reviews 10%

Late Submission of Course Materials:
As a general rule no late submission of work is permitted. Unless due to extenuating circumstances, in which prior approval is required.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students should study the Park University Code of Conduct and govern themselves accordingly.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
See Grading Scale above.  All assignments are in the course under the Week they are discussed and or due.  A list of  assignments and due dates will be included in the syllabus and discussed the first day of class.

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 students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93

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.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "F".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 96

Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .



Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Synthesis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
2, 3, 7, 8                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
The artifact demonstrates the student's ability to creatively apply prior knowledge, skills, and journal readings to produce an original artifact.





Synthesis is demonstrated by using more than two examples from the textbook, journal, and references that exhibit proper application to the topic. (b) The artifact demonstrates in-depth comparison of basic concepts.


 
The artifact demonstrates the student's ability to creatively apply prior knowledge, skills, and journal readings to produce an original artifact.





Synthesis is demonstrated by using at least two examples from the textbook, journal, and references that exhibit proper application to the topic.  (b) The artifact demonstrates comparison of basic concepts.


 
The artifact demonstrates the student's ability to creatively apply prior knowledge and skills to produce an original artifact.





Synthesis was not demonstrated by using  only one example from the textbook, journal entries were incomplete, and/or references were incomplete (b) the artifact attempted to demonstrate comparison of basic concepts.


 
The artifact was not attempted or demonstrates the student's inability to creatively apply prior knowledge and skills to produce an original artifact.





Synthesis was not demonstrated with no examples from the textbook, no journal entries and/or references   (b) no comparison attempted to demonstrate comparison of basic concepts.


 
Analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
1, 2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
The artifact demonstrates the student's ability to recognize more than two of the major historical implications of information technology and ability to assess more than two of the basic concepts of a global society influenced by Information Technology. The artifact demonstrates the student's ability to recognize at least two of the major historical implications of information technology and ability to assess at least two of the basic concepts of a global society influenced by Information Technology. The artifact demonstrates the student's ability to recognize at least one of the major historical implications of information technology and ability to assess at least one of the basic concepts of a global society influenced by Information Technology. The artifact was not attempted or demonstrates the student's inability to recognize any of the major historical implications of information technology and inability to assess any of the basic concepts of a global society influenced by Information Technology. 
Evaluation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Outcomes
4, 5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
The artifact demonstrates the student's ability to judge relative value of information based on prior knowledge.





Evaluation:  The student produced artifact demonstrated that the student was able to effectively apply the tools for critical thinking, scientific reasoning, and inquiry based on knowledge of emerging technologies and recognize, analyze and evaluate at least two of their possible effects upon the social, cultural, economic and ethical values of the United States and the world.  The student cited at least two resources/ideas produced as a member of a group that demonstrated knowledge and ideas about technology and its role in the world.


 
The artifact demonstrates the student's ability to judge relative value of information based on prior knowledge.





Evaluation: The student produced artifact demonstrated that student was able to apply the tools for critical thinking, scientific reasoning, and inquiry based on knowledge of emerging technologies and recognize, analyze and evaluate one of the possible effects upon the social, cultural, economic and ethical values of the United States and the world.  The student cited one or two resources/ideas produced as a member of a group that demonstrated knowledge and ideas about technology and its role in the world.


 
The artifact demonstrates the student's ability to judge relative value of information based on prior knowledge.





Evaluation: The student produced artifact demonstrated that student was unable to apply any of the tools for critical thinking, scientific reasoning, and inquiry based on knowledge of emerging technologies and was unable to recognize, analyze and evaluate any of the possible effects upon the social, cultural, economic and ethical values of the United States and the world.  The student did not cite any resources/ideas produced as a member of a group that demonstrated knowledge and ideas about technology and its role in the world.


 
The artifact was not attempted or demonstrates the student's inability to judge relative value of information based on prior knowledge.





Evaluation: The student did not produce an artifact or the produced artifact demonstrated that student made no attempt to apply any of the tools for critical thinking, scientific reasoning, and inquiry based on knowledge of emerging technologies.  The student made no attempt to recognize, analyze and evaluate any of the possible effects upon the social, cultural, economic and ethical values of the United States and the world.  The student was unable to cite any resources/ideas produced as a member of a group (or did not work as a group member) that demonstrated knowledge and ideas about technology and its role in the world.


 
Terminology                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
1,2, 5, 7                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
The artifact demonstrates the student's ability to proficiently use terminology related to specific course area. Use of terminology is demonstrated by using the electronic journal, and textbook in writing the three basic areas of the artifact:  1.Introduction, 2.Research and 3.Conclusion. The artifact demonstrates the student's ability to proficiently use terminology related to specific course area. Use of terminology is demonstrated by correctly using the electronic journal, and textbook in writing at least two of the three basic areas of the artifact:  1.Introduction, 2.Research and 3.Conclusion. The artifact demonstrates the student's ability to proficiently use terminology related to specific course area. Use of terminology is demonstrated by correctly using the electronic journal, and textbook in writing at least one of the three basic areas of the artifact:  1.Introduction, 2.Research and 3.Conclusion. The artifact was not attempted or demonstrates the student's inability to proficiently use terminology related to specific course area. Use of terminology is not demonstrated.  There was no use of the electronic journal or textbook resources in writing any of the three basic areas of the artifact:  1.Introduction, 2.Research and 3.Conclusion. 
Concepts                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
4, 7                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
The artifact demonstrates the student's ability to recognize and articulate concepts relevant to core course topics. The student-produced artifact that uses more than two examples from the textbook, readings, group discussions, and electronic journal and reference sources demonstrates recognition and articulation. The artifact demonstrates the student's ability to recognize and articulate concepts relevant to core course topics. Recognition and articulation is demonstrated by


the student produced artifact that uses at least two examples from the textbook, readings, group discussions, and electronic journal and reference sources.  


 
The artifact demonstrates the student's ability to recognize and articulate concepts relevant to core course topics. The student-produced artifact that uses fewer than two examples from the textbook, readings, group discussions, and electronic journal and reference sources demonstrates recognition and articulation. The artifact was not attempted or demonstrates the student's inability to recognize and articulate concepts relevant to core course topics. No attempt to produce an artifact or the student did not produce an artifact that uses any resource examples from the textbook, readings, group discussions, and/or electronic journal and reference sources. 
Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
The artifact demonstrates the student's ability to use principles as they relate to core course topics.





Application is demonstrated by the artifact that exhibits clear and concise understanding of the historical implications of IT, demonstrates more than two of the basic concepts of IT influence on a global society, compares two or more of the effects of technology upon cultures of different ethnic and racial groups in the US and other countries, effectively applies the tools for critical thinking and scientific reasoning, is able to evaluate more than two possible effects upon the social, cultural, economic, and ethical values of the US and world;  lists, cites, and uses more than two ideas developed in group discussions and written in the electronic journal.  The format for the artifact follows all directions and no grammar or spelling mistakes are made.  All aspects of the topic are clearly stated.


 
The artifact demonstrates the student's ability to use principles as they relate to core course topics.





Application is demonstrated by


The artifact that exhibits good understanding of the historical implications of IT, demonstrates at least two of the basic concepts of IT influence on a global society, compares at least two of the effects of technology upon cultures of different ethnic and racial groups in the US and other countries, applies the tools for critical thinking and scientific reasoning, is able to evaluate at least two possible effects upon the social, cultural, economic, and ethical values of the US and world; lists, cites, and uses at least two ideas developed in group discussions and written in the electronic journal.  The format for the artifact follows all directions and few grammar and spelling mistakes are made.  Most aspects of the topic are clearly stated


 
The artifact demonstrates the student's ability to use principles as they relate to core course topics.





Application is demonstrated by


The artifact that exhibits some understanding of the historical implications of IT, demonstrates at least one of the basic concepts of IT influence on a global society, compares at least one of the effects of technology upon cultures of different ethnic and racial groups in the US and other countries, applies some of the tools for critical thinking and scientific reasoning, is able to evaluate at least one possible effect upon the social, cultural, economic, and ethical values of the US and world, lists, cites, and uses at least one of the ideas developed in group discussions and written in the electronic journal.  The format for the artifact follows some of the directions, many grammar and spelling mistakes are made.  Exhibits limited knowledge of the topic.


 
No artifact was produced or the attempted artifact demonstrates the student's inability to use principles as they relate to core course topics.





Application is not demonstrated.  The artifact does not exhibit understanding of the historical implications of IT, does not demonstrate any of the basic concepts of IT influence on a global society, does not compare any of the effects of technology upon cultures of different ethnic and racial groups in the US and other countries, does not apply any of the tools for critical thinking and scientific reasoning.  The artifact does not evaluate any possible effects of IT upon the social, cultural, economic, and ethical values of the US and world; does not list cite, or use any the ideas developed in group discussions (did not participate in group discussions); did not maintain a written electronic journal.  No artifact was produced or artifact was poorly written with many grammatical errors and spelling mistakes.   Exhibits no knowledge of the topic. 
Whole Artifact                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Outcomes
8                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
The artifact demonstrates the student's ability to write a term paper using a modified format similar to that found in scientific technical journals.  The paper will be at least 15 to 18 pages in length (double spaced) and demonstrates evidence of applying all the literacies* to the topic. The paper has 3 parts 1.Introduction, 2.Research, 3.Conclusion, Resources cited (Bibliography) and demonstrated Concept comprehension, use of more than two examples and references, all terms and definitions are used correctly, the conclusion is brief, clear and agrees with the preceding portions of the paper.  All directions were followed and there were no spelling mistakes or grammatical errors. The artifact demonstrates the student's ability to


write a term paper using a modified format similar to that found in scientific technical journals.  The paper will be at least 15 to 18 pages in length (double spaced) and demonstrates evidence of applying most of the literacies* to the topic. The paper has 3 parts 1.Introduction, 2.Research, 3.Conclusion, Resources cited (Bibliography) and demonstrated Concept comprehension, use of two examples and references, all terms and definitions are used correctly, the conclusion is brief, clear and agrees with the preceding portions of the paper.  All directions were followed and there were no spelling mistakes or grammatical errors


 
The artifact demonstrates the student's ability to


write a term paper using a modified format similar to that found in scientific technical journals.  The paper was less than 15 pages in length (double spaced) and applying fewer than two of the literacies* to the topic. The paper did not have 3 parts 1.Introduction, 2.Research, 3.Conclusion, Resources cited (Bibliography) did not apply to the topic, few definitions were used correctly, a conclusion of the topic may exist but lacks clarity and does not agree with the preceding portions of the paper.  Failure to follow directions.  Poor command of English.


 
An artifact was not produced or the artifact did not demonstrate the student's ability to


write a term paper using a modified format similar to that found in scientific technical journals.  The paper was less than 15 pages in length (double spaced) and did not demonstrate any evidence of applying the literacies* to the topic. The paper did not have 3 parts 1.Introduction, 2.Research, 3.Conclusion, Few or no resources were cited. definitions when used were incorrect. Directions were not followed and/or poor command of English.


 
Component                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
1, 2, 5, 7                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
The artifact demonstrates the student's ability to recognize more than two of the major historical implications of information technology, assess two or more basic concepts of a global society, incorporate more than one idea from the group exchange as noted in the paper and use an electronic journal for readings and reference sources. The artifact demonstrates the student's ability to recognize at least two of the major historical implications of information technology, assess at least two basic concepts of a global society, incorporate at least one idea from the group exchange as noted in the paper and use an electronic journal for readings and reference sources. The artifact demonstrates the student was able to recognize at least one of the major historical implications of information technology, or was able to assess at least one basic concept of a global society, and or able to incorporate at least one idea from the group exchange as noted in the paper and or did not use an electronic journal for readings and reference sources The artifact was not produced or it demonstrates the student was unable to recognize any of the major historical implications of information technology, was unable to assess any of the basic concepts of a global society, was unable to incorporate any ideas from the group exchange as noted in the paper and/or did not use an electronic journal for readings and reference sources. 
Relationship                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
Outcomes
8                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
The artifact demonstrates student's ability to articulate and communicate with evidence of applying all five literacies:  Analytical and Critical Thinking, Community and Civic Responsibility,


Scientific Inquiry, Ethics and Values, and Literacy and Artistic Expression.


 
The artifact demonstrates student's ability to articulate and communicate with evidence of applying at least three out of five literacies:  Analytical and Critical Thinking, Community and Civic Responsibility,


Scientific Inquiry, Ethics and Values, and Literacy and Artistic Expression


 
The artifact demonstrates student's ability to articulate and communicate with evidence of applying two of the literacies:  Analytical and Critical Thinking, Community and Civic Responsibility,


Scientific Inquiry, Ethics and Values, and Literacy and Artistic Expression


 
The artifact was not produced or it demonstrates student's inability to articulate and communicate.  There was no evidence of applying any of the literacies: Analytical and Critical Thinking, Community and Civic Responsibility,


Scientific Inquiry, Ethics and Values, and Literacy and Artistic Expression


 

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