Course Descriptions, Textbooks, Schedule, Grading, Attendance, Integrity, Course Materials, Suggested Materials, Contact Information, Acknowledgement
This course addresses the implementation, on Internet-networked workstations, of human communication structures. Topics to be studied include:
This course explores the applications of theories of social psychology to human interaction via the Internet. Topics include communication networks, group dynamics, cross-cultural values and human/machine interaction. Students must take Computer Science 29 concurrently with this course.
This schedule is tentative and will be tailored to the abilities and needs of the class. Much of the second half of CS 29 will be driven by the group projects.
|1||Survey and introduction
Communication tools (e-mail, Web, discussion lists)
|2||Human machine interaction
Netiquette and copyright
|CS 29 Quiz 1
Problem solving and algorithms
Nuts and bolts of computers and Windows
|3||Dyadic interactions on the Net (e-mail, chat)
Arithmetic, strings, and Input/Output
|PSY 27 Quiz 1
Conditions and conditional statements
|4||Distributed group dynamics
Loops, arrays, and spreadsheets
|CS 29 Quiz 2
Cognitive processes in problem solving
|5||Social anonymity, role playing
Initial project proposal
|PSY 27 Quiz 2
Security, privacy, and ethics
Web page construction
|CS 29 Quiz 3
Links and images
|7||Information utilization (BBS, threads)
ATM, MMX, IP NG and other high-falutin' letters
|PSY 27 Quiz 3
|8||Making friends in Cyberspace||CS 29 Quiz 4
Small group communication
|9||Self-help groups on the Internet||PSY 27 Quiz 4
|10||Social information processing
Project review scheduled
|CS 29 Quiz 5
The reluctant team member
|11||Electronic communities||PSY 27 Quiz 5
Communication network structure
|12||Status in hierarchies - international connections
|13||Self in cyber-society
|14||Final day activities|
You will receive an individual grade for each course. However, the grade components are the same in each course:
Our expectations from each student will be dependent upon each student's background and abilities. In order to accomplish this, we will meet with each of you individually to tailor specific course outcomes in writing.
Attendance of classes is essential. We expect you to inform us beforehand if you will be absent and you are responsible for making up missed work.
Academic dishonesty will not be tolerated. Refer to the Student Handbook.
All course materials will be available electronically.
A few 3.5" floppy diskettes for backing-up your files. "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."
Tom Kelliher: office hours MW 1:45-3:15pm, TR 1:00-2:00pm. Other times by appointment. E-mail address at bottom of page.
Sandra Webster: office hours WF 10:20-11:20am, TR 2:00-3:00pm. Other times by appointment. E-mail address at bottom of page.
This cluster course is supported in part by the National Science Foundation, Division of Undergraduate Education, through grant DUE#9651206.