Computing and Society

CS 102
Fall 1997


Thomas P. Kelliher
Hoffberger 140
Office phone: 337-6189
Home phone: 931-2946
Send mail to kelliher AT DOMAIN
Office hours: MWF 1:30--2:30pm. T 10:00--11:30pm. Other times by appointment.


Hoffberger 149
MWF 10:30--11:20am


Introduction to the principles and technical aspects of computing, as well as the many areas of social and ethical concern raised by the rapid evolution of computer technology. Topics include the Internet and worldwide information exchange, the power and limitations of the computer as a problem solver, and the issues of privacy, security, and computer crime. Parts of the course are devoted to an exploration of specific computer applications and the Internet.


To be determined during the first class meeting.



A = [90--100]
B = [80--90)
etc. I use +/- grading sparingly.

Subject to the schedule, but here's a rough idea:

  1. Assignments: 25%.

  2. Quizzes: 9/19, 10/3, 10/17, 10/31, 11/14, 12/5. 25%.

  3. Group Project: 30%.

  4. Final: to be scheduled. 20%.

Course Handouts:

Most course handouts will be made available once in class. After that, they may be obtained from the class home page on the World Wide Web (see the class URL above). Solutions to homeworks, quizzes, and exams will also be distributed through the home page.


Attendance of classes, while not required, is quite important. You cannot know where we stand and what we're discussing unless you experience it firsthand through regular participation. Please inform me beforehand if you will be absent. Remember that you are responsible for making up missed work.


Academic dishonesty will not be tolerated. Refer to the Student Handbook.

Thomas P. Kelliher
Thu Sep 4 10:40:42 EDT 1997
Tom Kelliher