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CS 210 - Ethical & Professional Issues

Fall 2020

TitleRubricSectionCRNTypeHoursTimesDaysLocationInstructor
Ethical & Professional IssuesCS210ADA64582OD01100 - 1150 M    
Ethical & Professional IssuesCS210ADB64583OD01200 - 1250 M    
Ethical & Professional IssuesCS210ADC64584OD01300 - 1350 M    
Ethical & Professional IssuesCS210ADD64585OD01400 - 1450 M    
Ethical & Professional IssuesCS210ADE64586OD01500 - 1550 M    
Ethical & Professional IssuesCS210ADF64587OD01600 - 1650 M    
Ethical & Professional IssuesCS210AE131516OLC21100 - 1150 F    Ryan Matthew Cunningham
Ethical & Professional IssuesCS210AE243359LCD21100 - 1150 F  1404 Siebel Center for Comp Sci Ryan Matthew Cunningham
Ethical & Professional IssuesCS210CSP31517ONL2 -    Gretchen A Winter

Official Description

Ethics for the computing profession. Ethical decision-making; licensing; intellectual property, freedom of information, and privacy. Course Information: Credit is not given for both CS 210 and ECE 316. Prerequisite: CS 225. Junior standing required.

Learning Goals

Identify and analyze ethical and professional issues in computing (4)
Design and evaluate solutions to ethical problems (4)
Explain your reasoning in presenting your analyses and solutions (3)
Describe multiple perspectives and respect diverse opinions (5)
Formulate questions to promote discussion and understanding (4)
Plan and deliver a formal presentation as a team (5)
Plan and deliver a formal presentation (3)
Act like a professional person (be on time, respect others, etc.) (4)

Topic List

Ethics, ethical decision-making
Professionalism, professional licensing, codes of ethics
History of computing, netiquette
Hacking, malware
Crime, warfare
Privacy, freedom of information
Intellectual property: copyrights, patents
Risk and reliability
Artificial ethics: robotics, nanotechnology, etc.
Employment and workplace issues, conflict of interest
Whistle-blowing, e-commerce
Education, access to computers
Other social issues

Assessment and Revisions

Revisions in last 6 years Approximately when revision was done Reason for revision Data or documentation available?
Changed talk evaluation matrix 2010 Speed up and clarify grading process Yes
Changed to 12 weekly feedback responses 2007 Student feedback on ICES (student evaluation) forms ICES feedback forms
Added 5-minute history talks 2012 (permanently) More chance for students to practice speaking Last ABET review suggestion, ICES feedback
Added more current events 2010 Students showed great interest, as evidenced from ICES forms ICES feedback forms
Eliminated initial ice-breaker exercise 2009 Took too much class time No

Required, Elective, or Selected Elective

Required.

Last updated

2/4/2019by Ryan Matthew Cunningham