Course Syllabus: Computing Ethecs CSE301

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CSE 301
Computing Ethics
Spring 2012
Arizona State University
Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
School of Computing, Informatics and Decision Systems Engineering
Spring 2012, January 5 – April 24
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Instructor:
David Claveau [email protected]
Office hours:
Wednesdays 13:00-15:00, or by appt. BYENG M1-41
Website:
http://sites.google.com/site/dclaveauasu/cse301
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Course Description:
An overview of ethics for computing majors, includes: history of computing, intellectual property, privacy,
ethical frameworks, professional ethical responsibilities, and risks of computer-based systems.
Textbook:
Herman T. Tavani, Ethics and Technology: Controversies, Questions, and Strategies for Ethical Computing,
Wiley, 3rd Edition, 2009.
Course Objectives and Outcomes:
To understand and apply the basics of ethics for the field of computing.
Topics include:
- contributions made by pioneers in mathematics and computer science
- definitions, methods and tools of analysis (C1)
- identifying and evaluating ethical choices (C1)
- professional and ethical responsibilities (ACM/IEEE Professional Code of Ethics) (C4)
- issues associated with privacy (C5)
- issues associated with security (C6)
- issues associated with cybercrime (C7)
- intellectual property rights: copyrights, and patents (C8)
- regulating commerce and speech in cyberspace (C9)
- the digital divide and the transformation of work (C10)
- community and identity in cyberspace (C11)
- emerging and converging technologies (C12)
Grading:
Class participation
Individual Report
Final exam
40% (can miss 1 lecture, after which each missed lecture results in loss of 5%)
th
30% (due Monday, March 26 , 2012)
30%
Student Code of Conduct:
http://students.asu.edu/srr/students
https://azregents.asu.edu/rrc/Policy%20Manual/5-308-Student%20Code%20of%20Conduct.pdf
Schedule:
Week
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
Monday
J2
J9
J16
J23
J30
F6
F13
F20
F27
M5
M12
M19
M26
A2
A9
A16
A23
Introduction I
Introduction II
Introduction III
Privacy
Security
Cybercrime
Intellectual Property
Intellectual Property
Regulating Commerce, Speech
Spring Break
The Digital Divide
Community and Identity
Emerging Technologies
Exam
Wednesday
J4
J11
J18
J25
F1
F8
F15
F22
F29
M7
M14
M21
M28
A4
A11
A18
Introduction I
Introduction II
Introduction III
Privacy
Security
Cybercrime
Intellectual Property
Intellectual Property
Regulating Commerce, Speech
Spring Break
The Digital Divide
Community and Identity
Emerging Technologies
Exam
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