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School:
Old Dominion University
Course:
Cs 300 - Computers in Society

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CS300 Computers in Society Course Syllabus Fall 2007 Internet Based Instructor Rekha Gupta CS Office Hughes Hall Room 1106 CS Office phone 757 683 3915 Email Address rgupta cs odu edu Course Text A Gift of Fire Social Legal and Ethical Issues in Computing Sara Baase Prentice Hall Course Objectives Upon successful completion of this course the student will have gained an increased awareness of the relative impact that the technological development of the digital computer has had and is expected have on society The primary focus will be on the problems posed by and benefits offered by computers Students will research areas of computers in society to include technological hardware advances as well as software packages Students will explore the applications of computers in education government business transportation medicine and the home The secondary focus will evaluate the impacts of computers on personal privacy constitutional issues computer crime and fraud and the importance of studying reliability and encryption The views and opinions of all students will be presented in open forum discussions on specific topics The students will be responsible for the current events component of the course The text focuses more on the problems and their possible solutions in relation to the secondary focus We will utilize other resources to augment the benefits portion of the course Course Limitations The subject area of Computers in Society is so vast that CS 300 can do nothing more than scratch the surface We will aim for breadth rather than depth in the lectures and for depth rather than breadth in the forum presentations and written assignments We will strive to strike a balance between a systematic approach and a current event dominated approach Course References In addition to the required text supplements from the World Wide Web will be utilized The course structure supplies a copy of the syllabus written project and oral forum descriptions It also contains copies of the



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