Spring11CIS0835.011Syl(1) - Cyberspace and Society Spring...

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Cyberspace and Society Spring 2011 CIS 0835.011 Instructor: Abbe Forman, Ph.D. E-mail: abbe.forman@temple.edu Home Page: http://astro.temple.edu/~afmusic Office Phone: 215–204-4207 Office: 414 Wachman Hall Office Hours : Monday 1:30 – 4:30 and by appointment Lab Webpage: http://www.temple.edu/cybersociety/ Lab Instructor: Blake Hurd: blake.hurd@temple.edu There is no textbook for this course. Instead we are using a Wikygy. Wikygy is an open- source textbook project being tested as a free alternative to textbooks. The URL you will be using is: http://wikygy.temple.edu/ Lecture Recitation Lab Tuesday 11:00 – 11:50 Thursday 11:00 – 11:50 Tuesday 2:00 – 3:50 Buery 166 Buery 166 Tuttleman 6 Course Description CIS 0835 satisfies a Science and Technology requirement in the General Education program. This course provides students with an understanding of the underlying principles of technology that have an impact on their lives and how those principles are related to real-world activities. The course promotes information fluency by giving students an understanding of the foundational concepts on which the technology is derived and helping them to develop higher-level intellectual capabilities for applying the technology. The class is broken into three equal sections – technology foundations, technology in society and labs. It is the combination of these three sections that will enable students to understand the foundation and the implementation of technology in their daily lives. Class lectures, readings, labs and student discussions will be utilized to integrate the application of technology with social and ethical issues facing society. As examples, discussions might include: What is the impact of the Internet on intellectual property? How far can government surveillance go to detect criminal behavior without reducing our civil liberties? How can vulnerable groups be protected from predators, scam artists, and identity theft? Is it ethical to download free music and video from the Internet? Course Objectives Within the context of science and technology, the objectives of Cyberspace and Society are: 1. Develop students’ analytical and communication skills
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- Assignments that require research, synthesis, and evaluation of issues related to the impact of technology in society 2. Expand students’ knowledge in the subject area - Class lectures, videos, discussions, demonstrations and virtual labs will be used to expand students’ knowledge base of the subject matter 3. Develop students’ ability to make informed judgments in the subject area
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