Professionalism in Computing
Topics Covered Fall 2007
1. Thursday, August 16
Introduction to the Course
Sample Case Study on Truth Telling
Professor Quirrell on Good and Evil
Goals of the Course: Ethics, Legal Issues, and Professionalism
3. Thursday, August 23
Introduction to Applied Ethics Chapter One in Spinello's textbook
4. Tuesday, August 28
Kohlberg's Stages of Ethical Development
5. Thursday, August 30
The ACM Code of Ethics
Text of the Code
Lecture slides for the next six lectures
can be obtained directly from Dan
Ryan's web site.
As I do not have explicit permission to use them, I do not put copies on my web site.
6. Tuesday, September 4
Chapter 2 in Spinello's Book: Regulating and Governing the Internet
The U.S. Legal System - PowerPoint slides by Dan Ryan
7. Thursday, September 6
Chapter 3 in Spinello's Book: Free Speech and Content Control in Cyberspace
Law and Ethics - PowerPoint slides by Dan Ryan
8. Tuesday, September 11
Chapter 4 in Spinello's Book: Intellectual Property in Cyberspace
Intellectual Capital - PowerPoint slides by Dan Ryan
9. Thursday, September 13
QUIZ 1 - Quiz mostly on topics from Chapters 1 - 4 from Spinello's book.
10. Tuesday, September 18
Information Security and Cyberwar (Part 1) - PowerPoint slides by Dan Ryan
11. Thursday, September 20
Information Security and Cyberwar (Part 2) - PowerPoint slides by Dan Ryan
12. Tuesday, September 25
Information Security and Cyberwar (Part 3) - PowerPoint slides by Dan Ryan
13. Thursday, September 27
Guest Lecture by Ms. Jean Bittinger, CSU Information Security Officer
Topic: "It is a Bad Thing to Probe Commercial Firewalls"
14. Tuesday, October 2
Discussion of Phrogging and social responsibility
15. Thursday, October 4
Discussion of the Second Life web site and cyber addictioin
16. Tuesday, October 9
Guest Lecture by Dr. Thomas Loughman, DATCOB
Topic: Communication in the Workplace.
Thursday, October 11 NO CLASS. It is Fall Break.
17. Tuesday, October 16
Discussion on Racism and Racism in the Workplace
Facilitated by Professors Studstill and Wakoko
18. Thursday, October 18
Continuation of the discussion on racism, with Professors Studstill and Wakoko.
19. Tuesday, October 23
Unstructured discussion on racism, facilitated by the instructor.
20. Thursday, October 25
Critical Thinking, Formal Argument, and Real Life
21. Tuesday, October 30
Presentation on Organizational Behavior in the U. S. Military by Lt. Col. Mark Ridley
22. Thursday, November 1
Discussion of Some Student Resumes
23. Tuesday, November 6
"What Is Your Greatest Weakness?" - How to handle difficult interview questions.
24. Thursday, November 8
More discussions on resumes
25. Tuesday, November 13
Discussion of the NSA Wiretap at AT&T - How should employees react to illegal projects
26. Thursday, November 15
Guest presentation on Interviews and Interviewing Styles by Dr. Kimberly Mullen, Director CSU Career Center
27. Tuesday, November 20
Second quiz - available on WebCT
Thursday, November 22 - NO CLASS. It is Thanksgiving Day
28. Tuesday, November 27