Computing is a field which is changing much more rapidly than society would seem to be able to handle. As a result, in many situations there are no legal guidelines. As persons or computer scientists, what are our obligations in such situations? Is there a set of ethical standards which we can apply? What laws do exist to guide our actions? Is computing a profession? As ``professionals,'' what is our obligation to society? What about the obligations of industry, the government, academe, and the legal establishment?
Our objective is to explore these and other questions this semester.
A = [92%--100%], A- = [90%--92%), B+ = [88%--90%), B = [82%--88%), B- = [80%--82%), etc. Grades are ``one point rounded.''
Course Point Distribution
There are approximately 420 total points for the course: