CST-489-90, CIS Senior Seminar (SU13)
INSTRUCTOR: Barbara Mento, Phone: 410-532-5591, Email: email@example.com
Office: Knott 114A
Office hours: by appointment
Class is online at Joule. There will be weekly readings, research, and assignments. Students must have access to the Internet to participate in this class.
This course is an online course in which students study and research current moral and legal issues related to current and evolving technologies. Issues may include copyright laws, computer crime, personal rights, work environment, and invasion of privacy. Students will create a major senior project.
* Describe how technology can reinforce or modify our cultural values
* Illustrate how computers affect how we see the world and how we interact with each other
* Characterize how communities are helped or hindered by computers
* Depict role of computers in supporting or hindering freedom, including use by the government and other institutions
* Demonstrate professional responsibilities in computer research
* Incorporate professionalism into a senior level computing project
METHODS OF INSTRUCTION:
- Student research
- Final Project
ASSIGNMENTS AND REQUIREMENTS:
Research papers - 40%
Computer project - 60%
Morality & Laws in Cyberspace, Spinello, 4th edition, Jones and Bartlett publisher, ISBN 0763795119
Students must have Internet access, either from home or by using the college computer labs.
Students are expected to participate in online class discussion and activities ASSIGNMENTS:
Several three page double-spaced typed papers plus bibliography with at least 3 references from reliable computer journals and web resources (educational institutions, government reports, and computer journals.)
Each student will create an original computer project for a non-profit organization. Requirements include:
Part 1 Documented research with project description
Part 2 Project plan in visual format with flowchart or storyboard, data description,
Part 3 Final project - Students must be prepared to present final project on campus.