CPSC 499: Computers and Society (Fall 2017)
Location and Time
  • PACCAR 107, W 3:10pm - 4:25pm
  • Instructor
    Shawn Bowers
  • Email: bowers@gonzaga.edu
  • Office: Herak 309C
  • Office Hours: 11:00-12:00 Mon, 1:00-3:00 Wed, 12:30-1:30 Thur or by appointment
  • Phone: (509) 313-5712
  • Course Description
    Discussion of ethical, societal, security and legal issues in computing, including their relationship to professional development. Topics are examined within the context of students' senior design projects.
    Grading
  • 30% -- Final Essays (10% each)
  • 30% -- Weekly Homework
  • 15% -- Quizzes
  • 25% -- Class Participation
  • Textbook
  • A Gift of Fire (4th Edition), S. Baase, 2013, ISBN 0-13-249267-9
  • Policies
    Please see the course syllabus for details regarding assignments, attendance, academic honesty, etc.
    Weekly Schedule
    Week Date Topic Assignments
    1 Wed-Aug-30 Course Overview / Getting started Exercise Set 1
    2 Wed-Sep-6
    No Class: CEDE Fall Workshop & Social, 3:10-5:10, Hemmingson
     
    3 Wed-Sep-13
    No Class: LEAD Day & Mass of the Holy Spirit
     
    4 Wed-Sep-20 Professional Ethics Exercise Set 2
    5 Wed-Sep-27 Software Engineering Code of Ethics (case studies)  
    6 Wed-Oct-4 Privacy Exercise Set 3
    7 Wed-Oct-12 Lab Day  
    8 Wed-Oct-18
    No Class: Senior Design Status Presentations
     
    9 Wed-Oct-25 No Class  
    10 Wed-Nov-1 Legal Issues: Liabilities Exercise Set 4
    11 Wed-Nov-8 Legal Issues: Intellectual Property (copyrights) Exercise Set 5
    12 Wed-Nov-15 Legal Issues: Intellectual Property (patents) Exercise Set 6, Essay 1
    13 Wed-Nov-22
    No Class: Thanksgiving Break
     
    14 Wed-Nov-29 Societal Impacts and Professional Development Exercise Set 7, Exercise Set 8, Essay 2, Essay 3
    15 Wed-Dec-6
    No Class: Senior Design Status Presentation
     
    16 Tue-Dec-12
    MFT Exam (10:30am - 12:30pm) in HK 223
    Final Essays Due