WPI Social Implications Of Computing 2012 A Term
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The Syllabus will change throughout the course as new interests are found and as material is covered ahead or behind schedule. Changes will be made in class and recorded in the class slides. You will be responsible for the material in the assigned reading and will most likely be quizzed.

Date Topics Assigned Reading - 4th Edition 5th Edition
Friday
2012-08-24
Introduction
Tuesday
2012-08-28
Critical Thinking Chapter 1 - Catalysts for Change
Appendix A - Plagiarism
Same
Friday
2012-08-31
Ethics Chapter 2 - Introduction to Ethics Same
Tuesday
2012-09-04
Professional Ethics Chapter 8 - Professional Ethics Chapter 9 - Professional Ethics
Friday
2012-09-07
Freedom of Speech Chapter 3 - Networked Communications Same
Tuesday
2012-09-11
Intellectual Property
Guest Lecturer
Chapter 4 - Intellectual Property Same
Friday
2012-09-14
Privacy Chapter 5 - Privacy Sections 5.1-5.8 Chapter 5 - Information Privacy
Tuesday
2012-09-18
Privacy Chapter 5 - Privacy Sections 5.9-5.11 Chapter 6 - Privacy and the Government
Friday
2012-09-21
Crime Chapter 6 - Computer and Network Security Chapter 7 - Computer and Network Security
Tuesday
2012-09-25
Errors Failures Risks
Guest Lecturer
Chapter 7 - Computer Reliability Chapter 8 - Computer Reliability
Friday
2012-09-28
Work Chapter 9 - Work and Wealth Chapter 10 - Work and Wealth
Tuesday
2012-10-02
Group Presentations
Friday
2012-10-05
Group Presentations
Tuesday
2012-10-09
Optional Final Exam
Student Topic Choice
IP Guest Speaker
Errors, Failures, Risks Guest Speaker

If you need course adaptations or accommodations because of a disability, or if you have medical information to share with me, please make an appointment with me as soon as possible.

If you have not already done so, students with disabilities, who believe that they may need accommodations in this class, are encouraged to contact the Disability Services Office (DSO), as soon as possible to ensure that such accommodations are implemented in a timely fashion. The DSO is located in the Student Development and Counseling Center, (508) 831-4908.


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