CSci 300: Social Responsibility in Computer Science
- 20 August
- What is a profession? Is computing a profession?
- 22 August
- Computing as a profession.
- Deborah G. Johnson. "Professional Ethics" from
Deborah G. Johnson and Helen Nissenbaum, editors,
Computers, Ethics and Social Values,
Prentice Hall, 1995.
- 27 August
- Computing as a profession. Is software development engineering?
- Mary Shaw. "Prospects for an Engineering Discipline of Software",
IEEE Software, Vol. 7, No. 6, pp. 15-24, November 1990.
- 29 August
- Computing as a profession. Professional accountability and codes
- Helen Nissenbaum. "Computing and Accountability",
Communications of the ACM, Vol. 37, No. 1,
- Ronald E. Anderson, Deborah G. Johnson, Donald Gotterbarn, and
Judith Perrolle. "Using the New ACM Code of Ethics in Decision Making",
Communications of the ACM, Vol. 36, No. 2,
(We did not discuss this article but will do so as time allows later.)
- 3 September
- Software as intellectual property.
Collection of "Legally Speaking" columns from Communications
of the ACM.
- E. Robert Yoches. "Legal Protection for Computer Software",
Communcations of the ACM, Vol. 32, No. 2, pp. 169-70,
- E. Robert Yoches and Arthur Levine.
"Basic Principles for Copyright Protection for Computer Software",
Communcations of the ACM, Vol. 32, No. 5, pp. 544-545,
- J. Michael Jakes and E. Robert Yoches.
"Basic Principles for Patent Protection for Computer Software",
Communcations of the ACM, Vol. 32, No. 8, pp. 922-4,
- Saul Lefkowitz and E. Robert Yoches.
"The Role of Trademarks in the Protection for Computer Software",
Communcations of the ACM, Vol. 32, No. 12,
pp. 1391-3,1396, December 1989.
- Pamela Samuelson. "Should Program Algorithms Be Patented?"
Communcations of the ACM, Vol. 33, No. 8, pp. 23-7,
- 5 September
- A "countercultural" view on software as intellectual property.
- Richard Stallman. "Why Software Should Be Free",
Free Software Foundation, 1990.
- 10 September
- Science fiction report due; oral reports part 1.
- 12 September
- Science fiction oral reports part 2
Annotated bibliography topic description due.
- 17 September
- Risks and safety.
- Nancy G. Leveson and Clark S. Turner.
"An Investigation of the Therac-25 Accidents",
IEEE Computer, Vol. 26, No. 7, July 1993.
- 19 September
- Privacy and civil liberties.
- Janice C. Sipior and Burke T. Ward.
"The Ethical and Legal Quandry of Email Privacy",
Communcations of the ACM, Vol. 38, No. 12,
- Selections from Chapter 6 of Neumann textbook.
- 24 September
- No class
- 26 September
- Annotated bibliography due.
Term paper topic description due.
- Chapter 9 of Neumann textbook
- 7 November
- Term paper due.
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