349 Contemporary Issues in Computer Science

Undergraduate Program

Social, professional, and ethical issues involved in the use of computer technology. Topics may include software engineering ethics, computer safety and reliability, constitutional issues, intellectual property, computer crime, societal impact, emerging technologies, philosophical issues. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. CS 349 and 378 (Topic: Contemporary Issues in Computer Science) may not both be counted.


The following coursework with a grade of at least C-: Computer Science 311 or 311H or 313K or 313H, 314 or 314H or 315 or 315H, and 310 or 310H or 429 or 429H.