CS 1110-090 and
CP 201 11:00 am - 11:50 a.m.
CS 1110-090 M
CS 1110-091 W
Course webpage: http://www.cs.ttu.edu/~cs1110
There is no formal prerequisite for this course.
hours: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Friday, or by appointment
 A Gift of Fire, 2nd ed.
Sara Baase, Prentice Hall, 2003.
 The Universal Computer, Martin Davis, W. W. Norton & Co.,
This class exists for two main
reasons: To expose you to some of the ethical situations that you
may encounter in your careers (and to discuss possible ways of
dealing with them), and to give you a chance to practice and refine
your oral and written communications skills. Also, as time allows,
we'll discuss trends in computing and computer science that we often
don't have time to discuss in other classes.
We will be
covering pretty darn close to all of the text. As the semester
progresses, I'll make available refined versions of a week-by-week
schedule. Typically, a class meeting will have multiple student
presentations, a student presentation and a guest speaker, or just a
guest speaker. Student presentations will be of two forms: The first
will cover a section or sections of the book, with the goal being to
present the issues while leading the rest of the class in
discussions about those issues; the second will involve the
selection of a topic (or related topics) from recent events reported
in the media, give the class background on the topic(s), and explain
how the topic(s) are relevant to computer science professionals, all
while encouraging class participation.
See the Grading section, below.
Your grade will be based on your performance on the assigned work,
which I expect to include the following activities:
|Leading a discussion of a section of
|Class preparedness / participation
Grades may be curved as necessary. Obviously, the grading in this class will be
more subjective than in most CS classes. There will be no opportunities for
extra credit. Use your time to concentrate on doing well on the assigned work.
If your grade in this class is important to you, start taking this class
seriously now, not just during the last week of class.
|90 guarantees at least an A-|
|80 guarantees at least a B-|
|70 guarantees at least a C-|
|60 guarantees at least a D-|
|59 or less is F|
Late work will not be accepted. Each assignment will have a posted deadline. Deadlines are absolute. Failure to submit an assignment by the deadline will result in a grade of 0.
There are no exceptions. A written excuse from the dean or health office is the only
acceptable form of excuse. This will result a minimum extension to the deadline to complete the assignment.
Questions about grades:
After each graded assignment is returned students will have one week following the return of the assignment to question the grade assigned with either the course instructor
or TA. After one week has passed the grade becomes final and will not change. This applies to all assignments and
The purpose of these
different instruments is to have a positive learning experience,
critical thinking about Computer Science, and some sound
grasp of social, legal, and ethical issues for computers and the
Internet. If you feel any of these instruments is not
working for any reason, please send me email and I will consider a
change in the format of delivery.
relationships are based on trust. Acts, which violate this trust,
undermine the educational process. Your classmates and the
instructor will not tolerate violations of academic