CS 3604 PROFESSIONALISM IN COMPUTING

Calendar of Classes for Spring 2002

 

 

UNDER CONSTRUCTION (ALWAYS)

Index:

Classes

Assignments

Debates

Special Events During the Semester

Service Learning Activities

Careers

Click on the highlighted items in each day's schedule to get more information on that class, including the class objectives, class notes, readings, and references.

Week
beginning

Monday

Wednesday

Friday

Jan. 14

Before Class complete this evaluation of your preparedness

Register for WebCT Access**
and take this pre-test

Course Outline

Classroom Etiquette

** Use your VT PID as your login ID

Organization of Class Activities:
Pre-Class activities
In-Class activities
Post-Class Activities
Special Events
Group Projects
Service Learning

"The Ethics Challenge", A first experience with ethics in the workplace contributed by Lockheed-Martin Corporation.
Jan. 21


Career Services, Resumes

Bring a draft of your résumé to class on both paper and post on your personal web site.
(Part of Assignment #1)


5:00 pm The Career Reception Executive Committee meeting in McB655

Post-class activity: Interviewing

 

Team Building techniques

In advance of class, complete the
Behavioral Analysis Self Rating Form
and bring the result to class.

Jan.28

Complete the pre-class project

Graphical Presentations

Feb. 4

Pre-class reading: Bowyer, Sections 1.1 through 1.4

Video: "What is Computer Ethics?"

Principles of Ethical Argument

Post-class activity: Ethical Arguments


Assignment #1 Due

Pre-class reading: Bowyer, Sections 3.1, 3.3

Read the ACM Code of Conduct

Codes of Ethics

Netiquette

Post-class activity: Netiquette

Read the article on Tolerance
in preparation for Assignment #2.

Feb. 11
Pre-class reading: Bowyer, Ch. 2

Critical thinking
case studies and preparation for debates and discussions
Review the linked scenario
in advance of the class.

Pre-class Reading
Pre-class activity

Community Values and
The Rules We Live By

Post-class activity: Values

7:30 PM, McB 655: Dining Etiquette

 

Netiquette cont'd:

Pre-class Activity
In-class project to define Netiquette Guidelines for Debates

Feb. 18

"The Cuckoo's Egg", a video of the story of tracking down a hacker by Cliff Stoll.

 

Pre-class reading: Bowyer, Ch. 4

Pre-class Activity

Hacking

Post-class activity: Hacking

Pre-class reading

Stolen Identities
In-class activity
Video to be intespersed with discussion

Feb. 25

CSRC Panel Session: "What Employers Expect"
Panel Questions


Assignment #2 Due

Video: The History of Computing - Great Brains

Video: The History of Computing -
Inventing the Future

Participate in the Scavenger Hunt by printing off the questions, and then completing the quiz on WebCT

Mar. 4
SPRING BREAK
Mar. 11


The Impact of the Computer

Post-class activity: Impact
Review copy of Assignment #3 to be shared with colleague


Overview of mechanics of debates and particularly group assignments

Decision Making Exercise:

Criteria for judging
Debate Presentations

Reviewed copy of assignment #3 to be returned to colleague. (Keep copies to hand in with your own version.)

Dummy On-line debate commences at Noon

 

Mar. 18

Pre-class reading: Bowyer, Ch. 8

Copyrights, Patents, Trademarks and Trade Secrets

Post-class activity: Copyrights

Assignment #3 Due

Freedom of Speech Part I

Post-class activity: Freedom of Speech

Pre-class activity

On-line debates commence for groups 1, 2 at Noon

 

Mar. 25


Pre-class reading: Bowyer, Ch. 7

Pre-class readings [1] and [2]


Part I of the Challenger Malfunction (Video)

Pre-class reading: Bowyer, Ch. 7
Pre-class readings [3] and [4]

Whistle Blowing and the Challenger Disaster (Video)

On-line debates commence for groups , 3, 4 at Noon
Apr. 1

Pre-class reading: Bowyer, Section 5.3

Pre-class readings [1] [2]
Privacy

Post-class activity: Privacy

Start work on Assignment #5

Debate Summaries
Presentations: Groups 1, 2
On-line debates commence for groups 5, 6 at Noon

Post-class activity: Read: Censorship

Apr. 8


Pre-class reading: Bowyer, Ch. 10


Workplace Issues:
Personal Relationships
Discrimination

Community Values: Case Study and Discussion

Debate Summaries
Presentations: Groups 3, 4

On-line debates commence for groups 7, 8 at Noon

Apr. 15

Pre-class reading: Bowyer, Section 2.3.1

Privacy: The Harvard Dean Case

Assignment #4 Due

Review of class findings
on ADA Conformance from Assignment #4 .
Debate Summaries
Presentations: Groups 5, 6

Apr. 22


Before class complete the post-test

International Aspects - Censorship
(Presentations from groups 7,8)

International Aspects - Freedom of Speech
(Presentations from groups 4,5,6)

Debate Summaries
Presentations: Groups 7, 8
Complete survey

Apr. 29

International Aspects -Privacy
(Presentations from groups 1,2,3)
Final Assignments DUE
Service Learning Final Reports DUE

Closing and Summary
Course Evaluation
Portfolios Due

 

NO CLASS

FINAL EXAMINATION:

Date: 06-MAY-02 Begin Time: 7:45AM End Time: 9:45AM
The Make-up Time 08-MAY-02 Begin Time:1:05 PM End Time:3:05 PM


Past Examinations

Notes: Prior to each class students are responsible for reading the class notes for the day, completing any web-assigned readings and/or projects, and browsing the particular directory to get a general feeling for the topic. You need to be ready to discuss the topic in class and be ready to participate in in-class projects.


DEBATE CALENDAR

On-line Debate
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Presentation
Date

Debate Topic
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Groups

None

None

Apr. 5

1

Apr. 5

2

Apr. 12

3

Apr. 12

Should colleges teach Computer Science students courses on HACKING?

4

Apr. 19

Academic Freedom in Virginia at Stake.

5

Apr. 19

Politicking on the WWW

6

Apr. 26

Profit not participation

7

Apr. 26

8


Special Events During the Semester

Date

Event

By arrangement

Service-Learning

Feb. 26

Connections 2002
Intern and Coop Fair
Sponsored by Career Services

TBA

Etiquette Dinner
Career Services
5:30 - 8:00 pm

Feb 28

CareerFest
Sponsored by CAMEO
and NSBE
10 am - 4 pm Squires

Mar 12-13

Spring Career Fair
College of Arts and Sciences, and Career Services
9 am - 4 pm
Squires

 

 


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