CSC112F2020Syllabus

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CSC 112: Digital Citizen of the 21st Century: 2 hours.

Description

Study of computing and ways it shapes and influences 21st century citizens and society. Provides basic understanding of computing capability and limitations for more informed discussion of issues. Topics may include: news, entertainment, media, identity, communication, relationships, financial transactions, intellectual property, privacy, security. Two lectures a week.

Goals for CSC 112 are:

  1. To help the student become a responsible citizen in the areas of technology
  2. To give the students a basic understanding of the field of computing

Course outcomes for CSC 112 are:

Upon completion of CSC 112, Students will:

  • understand various ethical issues in today's digital world
  • understand various cyber security issues in today's world
  • understand the impact of technology on today's world
  • understand the world's impact on technology
  • be able to write good 2-3 page paper
  • be able to take complete lecture notes

Program outcomes for CSC 112 are:

  1. Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
  2. Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal, ethical, and moral principles.
  3. Use technology to help bring Christ to the world and apply Christian principles to their work

Integration

  1. Note taking at the introductory level by requiring students to take lectures notes. Should include posting videos of some class lectures so they can review their technique.
  2. Technical writing at the introductory level by requiring written work to have section headers, decent size paragraphs, and giving feedback on transitions.
  3. Ethics at an introductory level by covering:
    • digital divide
    • ownership of digital material
  4. Cybersecurity at the introductory level by covering:
    • securing one's self in social media
    • the fundamental concept of cyber security

Details for Fall 2020

  • Professor: Dr. Cathy Bareiss
  • Office SB 027
  • Class Time: 11:00-11:50 AM, MW
  • Class Location: S 025
  • Textbook:Computing Essentials 2021 by Timothy J. O'Leary: ISBN 978-1-264-08276-6


Course Content

Policies

  * Integrity
  * Late work 

Assignments

  1. Homework for Chapter 5

Grades

  • Homework and quizzes -> worth 40% of the grade
  • Exams -> worth 60% of the grade with the final worth 2 a normal exam
  • Grade scale
    • 93% <= average <= 100% -> A
    • 90% <= average < 93% -> A-
    • 87% <= average < 90% -> B+
    • 83% <= average < 87% -> B
    • 80% <= average < 83% -> B-
    • 77% <= average < 80% -> C+
    • 73% <= average < 77% -> C
    • 70% <= average < 73% -> C-
    • 67% <= average < 70% -> D+
    • 63% <= average < 67% -> D
    • 60% <= average < 63% -> D-
    • 0% <= average < 60% -> F

Tentative Schedule

Monday Wednesday
8/17: 8/19: First Day of Class
Syllabus, etc. and Chapter 1
8/24: Chapter 2 8/26: Chapter 2
8/31: Chapter 3 9/2: Exam 1
9/7: Chapter 4 9/9: Chapter 4
9/14: Chapter 5 9/16: Chapter 5
9/21: Review 9/23: Exam 2
9/28: Chapter 6 9/30: Chapter 7
10/5: Chapter 7 & Chapter 8 10/7: Chapter 8 and review
10/12: Exam 3 10/14: Chapter 8 and Chapter 9
10/19: Chapter 9 10/21: Chapter 9
10/26: Chapter 9 10/28: Exam 4
11/2: Chapter 10 11/ 4: Chapters 10 & 11
11/9: Chapter 11 11/11: Chapter 12
11/16: Chapter 13 11/ 18: Exam 5
11/23: Finals Week
1:30pm-3:00pm
11/24: Finals Week

Services

ADA Statement for Syllabi: The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a law which provides civil rights protection for people with disabilities. Bethel University, in compliance with equal access laws, requests that students with disabilities seeking to acquire accommodations make an appointment with the Center for Academic Success—Disability Services. It is located in the Miller-Moore Academic Center, 033. You may also phone 574-807-7460 or email rachel.kennedy@betheluniversity.edu for an appointment.

COVID-19 Adjustments

  • SEATING – After choosing your seat for this class, please consistently sit in the same seat all semester.
  • FACECOVERINGS - All students must wear face coverings in all classes. You have been provided face coverings for this purpose. If you forget your face covering, and can’t retrieve it and be back in the classroom quickly, you will need to find a private space to synchronously livestream this class or be counted absent.
  • LIVESTREAMING - This class is being livestreamed and stored in Canvas for watching only by a student enrolled in this class. The purpose of the livestreaming/recorded lecture is to accommodate a student who is being quarantined or isolated due to COVID-19. Abusing this feature by letting other students not enrolled in this class view the recording or privately videotaping the recording will be considered a violation of the Campus Lifestyle Covenant. However, when you are ill or participating in a campus sponsored event (like a sport team) you are encouraged to view the recording at a later time.