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CS230 Ethical Issues in Computing

Spring 2019

Slides/Handouts:   https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B3tXL5sPbkG2SDNfVmhQVldXZGc&usp=sharing

Testing Center:  https://testing.boisestate.edu

Piazza:  https://piazza.com/class/jqpgcguupgp69r 

Teams:  See “Team” column in Blackboard’s gradebook

Syllabus:  S19CS230Syllabus

Textbook

Ethics for the Information Age, by Michael Quinn. Seventh Edition. Addison-Wesley  The fifth and sixth editions can be used with minor difficulty.

Catalog Description

CS 230 ETHICAL ISSUES IN COMPUTING (3-0-3)(F,S)(FC).  Privacy, intellectual property rights, computer crime, codes of conduct. Risks and liabilities of computer-based systems. Electronic information and free speech. Local and global impact of computing. PREREQ: ENGL 102, CS 121, CS-HU 130, and (COMM 101 and ENGL 202) or (ED-CIFS 201 and STEM-ED 220).

Note:  In S19, the CS department will still allow students with older catalogs to substitute PHIL102 for CS-HU 130 with permission of the instructor.

Grading

  • Quizzes and Homework:  10%
  • Exams:  20%
  • Term Paper (Essay):  20%
  • Oral Presentation: 20%
  • Attendance: 10%
  • Journal:  20%

S19 Schedule

DayDateReadingTopicQuiz/Exam 
1January 14, 2019Ch2Intro
2January 16, 2019Ch2Rejected Ethical Theories
3January 21, 2019Holiday
4January 23, 2019Ch2KantianismQuiz1
5January 28, 2019Ch2Act Utilitarianism
6January 30, 2019Ch2Rule Utilitarianism
7February 4, 2019Ch2Social Contract TheoryQuiz2
8February 6, 2019Ch2Virtue Ethics
9February 11, 2019ReviewCS230Exam1 Feb 12..16
10February 13, 2019Essary and Presentation Teams/Assignments
11February 18, 2019Holiday
12February 20, 2019Ch4Intellectual Property: Trade Secrets and Public Domain
13February 25, 2019Ch4Intellectual Property: Copyrights and Licenses
14February 27, 2019Ch4Proprietary Licenses: MS/Windows, MacOS
15March 4, 2019Ch4Permissive Licenses: MIT, BSD
16March 6, 2019Ch4CopyLeft Licenses: GPL
17March 11, 2019Ch4Software PatentsQuiz3
18March 13, 2019Ch5Privacy
19March 18, 2019Spring Break
20March 20, 2019Spring Break
21March 25, 2019Ch9Professional Ethics
22March 27, 2019Professional EthicsQuiz4
23April 1, 2019Review
24April 3, 2019Presentations: 0000, 0001CS230Exam2 Apr 2..5
25April 8, 2019Presentations: 0004 0123
26April 10, 2019Presentations: 1337 1400
27April 15, 2019Presentations: 1776 2127
28April 17, 2019Presentations: 3048 3221
29April 22, 2019Presentations: 4040 4242
30April 24, 2019Presentations: 4500 5674
31April 29, 2019Presentations: 7777 8008
32May 1, 2019Presentations: 9000