COIS 463

1 ) Course Number : COIS 463 Name : Professional Computing Issues
     

   

2)  Credits : 3 Contact Hours : 42 Hrs. Lecture
 
3)  Course Coordinator’s Name : Dr. Yaqoub S. Baguda
       
4)  Text Book :

Ethical and Social Issues in the Information Age by Joseph M. Kizza, 3rd Edition. 2007

       
5)  Other References :

Ethics for the Information Age, by Quinn, Michael J., Pearson Addison Wesley, Boston, MA, 4th Edition, 2010.

       
     

Ethical, Legal and Professional Issues in Computing, by Penny D. Simon, L. P and Barry, B.,Thomson Learning, 1st Edition, 2007, ISBN: 978-1-844807-49-9.

       
6)  Specific Course Information
         
  a. Synopsis :

Ethical, Legal and Professional Issues in Computing provides a comprehensive treatment of the issues facing computer professionals in today's modern working environment. The course aims to introduce professional computing and explore current issues on computing social ethics. This course teaches students on discovering risks in computing. Students are able to acquire knowledge of computing issues for the society and discover more information to reduce computer crimes. It features ethical material and codes of practice, using them throughout the course to highlight issues.

         
  b. Prerequisites :

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  c. Type of Course : IS Department Core
         
7)  Course Learning Outcomes (CLO)
   
  Upon finishing this course, the students should be able to:
  1. Understand professional computing i.e., definitions, phases, formulation and solutions.
  2. Understand history and social context in computer professions.
  3. Understanding on computer Crime and computing economics.
  4. Discuss awareness on professional responsibilities and ethics exploration on computing issues and risk.
     
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9)  Course Topics and Their Duration
   
 

Number

Description

Duration in weeks

1

Introduction to professional computing

1

2

Professional issues in the computer professions: historical aspects

1

3

Professional issues in the computer professions: social aspects

1

4

Professional responsibilities

1

5

Professional Ethics

1

6

Professional computing: Career options

1

7

Professional computing: Risks

1

8

Security Operations

1

9

Intellectual Properties

1

10

Privacy and Civil Liberties

1

11

Computer Crime

1

12

Economics of Computing

1

13

Philosophical Frameworks

1

14

Liabilities of computer based systems, Risk analysis

1

 
10)  Class Schedule
  Meet 90 minutes 2 times/week
   
11)  Assessment Tools and Marks Distribution
     
 

Assessment

Marks

Assignment 1

5 %

Assignment 2

5 %

Assignment 3

5 %

Presentation

5%

Exam 1

20 %

Exam 2

20 %

Final Exam

40 %

Total

100 %

 
   

Last Update
11/9/2021 10:45:27 AM