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A wide range of topics of current importance in computing, including technical issues, professional questions, and moral and ethical decisions. Students make presentations, deliver papers, and engage in discussion.
Ethics for the Information Age by Michael J. Quinn (6th Edition)
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|Tuesday||9:30 - 10:30||DUP 217|
|Thursday||8:30 - 9:30||DUP 217|
|Friday||10:30 - 11:30||DUP 217|
Each student is required to write two research papers, each worth 20% for your final mark.
Each paper is required to be 500-700 words (roughly 2-3 pages double-spaced), not including references.
The first paper will be returned to you with comments and no mark, should you wish to take advantage of a free round of feedback. You will be given a week to revise the paper and hand it in once again. It will then be marked, but no comments given.
At least 3 non-US research sources are required for each paper. All citations, formatting, and layout must be in accordance with APA 6th Edition guidelines. Short papers do not require a title page (to save on printing), but the final paper does.
The papers can address any social, ethical or legal issue related to computing. Examples of topics used previously can be retrieved here.
The paper should be presented using dialectic reasoning, a method that begins with a thesis (establishes a stance, or point of view, supported with evidence), develops an antithesis (refutes the stance taken in the thesis, while also providing sound evidence), then combines both of these to resolve them into a coherent synthesis, with the ultimate goal being the search for truth.
Here is a list of the commmon mistakes made in past years that expands on the key attached to each assignment.
Also, here is a list of some "DO"s and "DON'T"s to help strengthen your paper.
As long as the paper is given to Dr. Glasgow during the scheduled class time, it will be considered on-time. Once that class has formally ended, the paper will be deemed late and will face different mark deductions based on time:
Should extenuating circumstances arise, you are to contact Andrew or Dr. Glasgow as soon as possible to determine the appropriate resolution.
As a part of the Queen's Learning Commons, the Writing Centre works with writers of all skill levels and at any part of the writing process to provide help and feedback. You are entitled to six Writing Centre sessions per academic year (though you can only use one per week). If you're thinking this may help, you are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the service. Though they say themselves that they are not a substitute for interaction with the TA, they are available to give additional help.
In weeks 9-12, each group will present, analyze and discuss a case study that they have researched. Each group will be in charge of an entire 50 minute class. Each group will prepare a paper on their case study (1000 - 1500 words).
The case study chosen must be fairly current (within last five years) and must have to do with on or more important social, ethical or legal issues in computing.
The group must let the instructor know by the end of week 6 the topic you have chosen for your study.
All students are required to attend, listen to and evaluate all of the presentations.