Course Name / Section:

CIS 0835 / All

Course Title:

Cyberspace, Technologies and Society

Instructor:

Multiple Instructors (see Course Web Page below for a complete listing)

   Office:

Wachman Hall, Room 418.

   Email:

laurie@temple.edu

   Phone:

215-204-1681

Course Web Page:

http://www.temple.edu/cybersociety/Course_Syllabus.doc

Website for Complete Syllabus:

http://www.temple.edu/cybersociety

Prerequisites:

None.

Textbook(s):

Recommended: Succeeding with Technology: Computer System Concepts for Real Life, Stair and Baldauf, Thomson Course Technology, 2007

Course Goals:

This course provides students with an understanding of the underlying principles of technologies that have an impact on their lives and how those principles are related to real-world activities. Class lectures, readings and student discussions will be utilized to integrate the application of technology with social and ethical issues facing society.

Topics Covered:

Students will develop an understanding of the technologies behind the Internet, the web and your computer, and then use this knowledge to evaluate the social and ethical implications of this technology.

Attendance Policy:

Attending classes is critical for you to be successful in this course.  The “class participation” portion of your grade  includes your attendance.  Required write-ups on ethics readings will also factor into this part of your grade.  Class participation is integral for this class to be effective.