SOCIAL ISSUES (AND ETHICS) IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
Ceng 1006, Spring 2015 Instructor: Dr. Enis KARAARSLAN
Office: Faculty of Engineering, room: E1­05
Telephone: 0 252 211 1934
Web: http://akademik.mu.edu.tr/eniskaraarslan
E­mail: [email protected]
Co­Instructor: Dr. Bekir AFŞAR
(Responsible for the lab and the research project)
Office: Faculty of Engineering, room: E1­06
Telephone: 0 252 211 1934
E­mail: [email protected]
(Enroll to mail group to receive announcements:
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/ceng1006-2015)
Course Description:
This course explores issues that deal with the ethical and social implications of computer
technology and Internet. Students will become familiar with issues related to professional
ethics, ethical use of the Internet, privacy issues, computer crime, team work, the balance
between the acceptability of risk and constraints (such as cost, scheduling, safety and
quality), property rights of software, accountability and social implications of information
technology and Internet.
Text:
Online materials will be supplied.
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For announcements and supplement documents, course web page will be
used: http://netseclab.mu.edu.tr/lectures/ceng1006.html
http://netseclab.mu.edu.tr/lectures/ceng/ceng1006/
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My blog (http://enisden.wordpress.com) has several posts about computer
engineering. The ones about this course can be reached with the following
link: http://enisden.wordpress.com/category/ceng/ceng-1006/
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Ted videos about computer science, http://www.ted.com/search?
cat=ss_all&q=computer+science
Grades: Grades will be weighted as follows:
10%
Class Attendance
40%
Research Project
50%
Final exam
Attendance: Class attendance is mandatory and also will be graded. Although I do not have a rigid cut policy, I will take attendance most days, and anyone who has missed lots of classes and is doing poorly in the course should not expect much sympathy from me. If you do miss a class, it is your responsibility to make up the materials.
Course Topics:
Course topics are (but not limited to):
Introduction to (Engineering) Ethics
Privacy, anonymity
Freedom of Speech, democracy
Intellectual Property, plagiarism
Crime, security philosophy
Work life
(Written/Verbal/Nonverbal) Communication Skills
Team Work
Evaluating and Controlling Technology
Errors, Failures and Risks
Professional Ethics and Responsibilities
Writing and Licenses, free software
Research Project
Teams will be formed randomly and you will learn to work as a team member. You
will learn how to prepare a report and a poster. Research topics will be announced
later but previous project topics can be reached from the following address:
http://enisden.wordpress.com/2013/04/06/ceng-1002-research-topics/
Lab Agenda (the dates can be modified according to the conditions)
1st Group (Team 1-6) - 2nd Group (Team 7-12)
10.3.2015 - First lab - Presentation – FB07
24, 31 March - Team meetings - Network Lab - 1st Group on 24th, 2nd on 31th
14, 21 April - 2nd Team meetings - Network Lab - 1st group on 14th, 2nd on 21th
5th May - Project Deadline
19th May – Grades
Office Hours:
Wed and Thursday 16:30-17:20 (and anytime with appointment) (by email)
Ethics:
How to avoid plagiarism, http://enisden.wordpress.com/2013/05/17/how-to-avoid-plagiarismtips-for-students/
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(AND ETHICS) IN COMPUTER SCIENCE Ceng 1006, Spring 2015