Syllabus


Bolded items below are definite.
Unbolded items will be updated when needed.


QUICK LINKS to HWs: HW1proj & HW1caseHW2proj & HW2caseHW3proj & HW3caseHW4proj & HW4case; HW5proj & HW5caseHW6proj & HW6caseHW7proj; presentation; project     

  • Topic 5: Information assurance & cyber defense HW5proj & HW5case
    • M 10/23/17: Start “The Last Lecture” (online students: view the first half and post your notes about it)
    • W 10/25/17: Finish “The Last Lecture”; groups discuss  & each person fills out a form  (ser. #8)
    • F 10/27/17: HW5proj due
    • M 10/30/17: Group discussions
      • HW5case, Q1, due before class for in-class students
    • W 11/1/17: Group discussions
      • Finished early? Let me know and I’ll help with discussion
    • M 11/6/17: Due date for HW5case (just Q3 for in-class students)
  • Topic 6: Robotics – HW6proj & HW6case 
    • M 11/6/17: Robot ethics & “I, Robot” (ser. #mult. c.); or Robots (online students: research robot ethics on youtube or elsewhere on the web and post your notes)
    • W 11/8/17:
    • F 11/10/17: Due date for HW6proj
    • M 11/13/17: Group discussions
      • HW6case, Q1, due before class (in-class students)
    • W 11/15/17: Group discussions
      • 5-minute presentations: CC
    • M 11/20/17: Due date for HW6case (just Q3 for in-class students)

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As time allows, other ethics topics

    • http://academicearth.org/courses/justice-whats-the-right-thing-to-do
    • Future Foresight
    • Whistleblowing (60 minutes videos are good for this and students have found it interesting)
    • Risks (software reliability, AI, etc.)
    • Computer crime
    • Speech issues (chain letters, free speech, netiquette, anonymity, 411 letters)
    • Social justice in the tech age like equity of access, workplace issues, globalization
    • Engineering (public safety, truthfulness, COI, competency)
    • A class on relativist vs. absolutist ethics

 

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