CS 280

Risk and Reward in the Information Society

Current Topics

Calendar Description (beginning 201610): Social context of computing. Case study: human-computer interfaces and their evaluation. Methods and tools of analysis. Professional and ethical responsibilities. Risks and liabilities of computer-based systems. Intellectual property, privacy and civil liberties. Professional communication. Sustainability. Cybercrime.

Calendar Description (original): The history and social context of computing. Topics will include: methods and tools of analysis, professional and ethical responsibilities, risks and liabilities of computer-based systems, intellectual property, privacy and civil liberties, computer crime, and economic issues in computing.