CSC112F2021Syllabus

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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

  • Professor: Dr. Cathy Bareiss
  • Office SB 027
  • Class Time: 11:00-11:50 MF
  • Class Location: S 035
  • Textbook:

Course Content

Policies

  * Covid related polices, etc
  * Integrity
  * Late work 

Assignments

Grades

  • 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 Friday

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.

DEI Statement

During this particularly difficult time, this statement momentarily underscores and deepens what is expressed in the Lifestyle Covenant regarding the dignity of all humans. The statement will remain in all Bethel Faculty syllabi until spring 2023 and then be remanded back to the Faculty. Bethel University respects the dignity of all God’s image-bearers, and stands against racism, prejudice, and discrimination. Because Christ calls us to love our neighbor as ourselves, Christian discipleship includes pursuing the good of those who suffer injustice due to their color, race, or ethnicity. Therefore, we aim to continually transform our classrooms into safe and hospitable spaces where we listen to one another with mercy, learn from and value each other with tenacity, and commit to pursuing justice for the most vulnerable in our community.