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CS103F: Ethical Foundations of Computer Science

Dr. Sarah Abraham
Dr. Alison N. Norman

Schedule for Spring 2019

This schedule, and the links contained in it, are subject to change during the semester.

Readings and other supplemental materials are linked from the schedule. All reading assignments are required and are expected to be completed before class on that day.

 

 Date

 

Topic

Assignment
(to be completed before class)


Tue Jan 22 Introduction & Themes Watch Being Your Best Self, Parts 1-4
(Make sure you click through to parts 2-4!)
Fri Jan 25 Blog Post #1 due (11:59p)

Mon Jan 28 Blog Post #1 peer reviews due (noon)
Tue Jan 29 Academic Ethics and Integrity Watch Overconfidence Bias and Loss Aversion
Bring your name tent to class
Fri Feb 1 Blog Post #2 due (11:59p)

Mon Feb 4 Blog Post #2 peer reviews due (noon)
Tue Feb 5 Judgments and Stereotypes Watch Fundamental Attribution Error, Role Morality,
and Representation
Fri Feb 8 Blog Post #3 due (11:59p)

Mon Feb 11 Blog Post #3 peer reviews due (noon)
Tue Feb 12 Behavior in a Group
Watch Causing Harm and Conformity Bias
Fri Feb 15 Blog Post #4 due (11:59p)

Mon Feb 18 Blog Post #4 peer reviews due (noon)
Tue Feb 19 Welcoming Environments
Watch Self-Serving Bias and Moral Muteness
Fri Feb 22 Blog Post #5 due (11:59p)

Mon Feb 25 Blog Post #5 peer reviews due (noon)
Tue Feb 26 Behavior as an Employee
Watch Bounded Ethicality, Incentive Gaming, and
Obedience to Authority
Fri Mar 1 Blog Post #6 due (11:59p)

Mon Mar 4 Blog Post #6 peer reviews due (noon)
Tue Mar 5 Behavior When in Authority Watch Conflict of Interest and Ethical Leadership, Parts 1 and 2!
Fri Mar 8 Blog Post #7 due (11:59p)

Mon Mar 11 Blog Post #7 peer reviews due (noon)
Tue Mar 12 Ethics of Profit Watch Framing, Legal Rights & Ethical Responsibilities
Fri Mar 15 Blog Post #8 due (11:59p)

Spring Break!

Mon Mar 25 Blog Post #8 peer reviews due (noon)
Tue Mar 26 Intellectual Property
Watch Appropriation & Attribution
Fri Mar 29 Blog Post #9 due (11:59p)

Mon Apr 1 Blog Post #9 peer reviews due (noon)
Tue Apr 2 Privacy
Fri Apr 5 Blog Post #10 due (11:59p)

Mon Apr 8 Blog Post #10 peer reviews due (noon)
Tue Apr 9 Ethical Hacking
Fri Apr 12 Blog Post #11 due (11:59p)

Mon Apr 15 Blog Post #11 peer reviews due (noon)
Tue Apr 16 Software Use and Effects Watch Ethical Fading and Incrementalism
Fri Apr 19 Blog Post #12 due (11:59p)

Mon Apr 22 Blog Post #12 peer reviews due (noon)
Tue Apr 23 Games and Gamification Watch Tangible & Abstract

Tue Apr 30 Guest Speaker Watch Systemic Moral Analysis
Fri May 3 Blog Post #13 due (11:59p)

Mon May 6 Blog Post #13 peer reviews due (noon)
Tue May 7 Things to Consider Watch Moral Equilibrium and Moral Imagination