CS3604 - Professionalism in Computing
Welcome to CS3604 - Professionalism in Computing

Studies the ethical, social, and professional concerns of the computer science field. Covers the social impact of the computer, implications and effects of computers on society, and the responsibilities of computer professionals in directing the emerging technology. The topics are studied through case studies of reliable, risk-free technologies, and systems that provide user friendly processes. Specific studies are augmented by an overview of the history of computing, interaction with industrial partners and computing professionals, and attention to the legal and ethical responsibilities of professionals. This is a web-supported course, incorporating writing intensive exercises, making extensive use of active learning technologies. A grade of C or better required in CS prerequisite 2604.

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Announcements

10/3/2005: We have hw due on wednesday.

8/22/2005: Welcome to CS 3604!!

Instructor Stuff
David McPherson
625 McBryde Hall Office Hours
231-4485Monday 10-11:30
dmcphers@vt.edu Thursday 12-2
TA Stuff
Julian Dymacek
Office Hours
MWF 9-10, 11-12
TR 1-3
Book Stuff
Baase (2003). A Gift of Fire: Social, legal, and ethical issues for computers and the Internet, 2nd ed Prentice Hall
Ramage, Bean, & Johnson (2004). Writing Arguments: A Rhetoric with Readings, 6th ed Longman
Tufte. Visual and Statistical Thinking: Displays of Evidence for Decision Making Graphics Press
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