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Welcome to CS408 Living in a Networked World: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly CS408 Spring Semester 2013 Section 01 TR 11:10 – 12:30 Parsons NB 22 Section.

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1 Welcome to CS408 Living in a Networked World: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly CS408 Spring Semester 2013 Section 01 TR 11:10 – 12:30 Parsons NB 22 Section 02 TR 3:40 – 5:00 Parsons NB 22 Section 03 TR 5:10 – 6:30 Parsons NB 22

2 Living in a Networked World: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly CS408 is an introductory course that explores the implications of living in a networked world. The course surveys the fundamental technologies and practices that make up the Internet and then asks the students to examine the ramifications of using the technologies. Users of the technologies should understand the technology in order to make educated decisions about how to use it safely and effectively. Students have the opportunity to self-publish by using various current technologies including blogs, discussion boards, and by creating web pages using HTML5.

3 Goals Learn about the Internet: history, how it works Learn how to use the Internet effectively and safely Examine and evaluate Internet issues and their impact including: privacy and security hacking and computer crime censorship copyright and intellectual property impact and quality of user-supplied content on the WWW

4 Course Details Course instructor: Ellen Hepp, Kingsbury W235 Course TA: Mezgeb Mihtsentu Course discussion forum: Course Web site: (I do not use Blackboard – all course info can be found on our class Web site) To access class slides on-line, go to Slides link on class page: Enter Username: 408 Enter Password: guest

5 Course Details (con’t) Course text: A Gift of Fire: Social, Legal, and Ethical Issues for Computing and the Internet, 4th Edition By: Sara Baase Published by: Pearson/Prentice Hall 2012 ISBN: Available at the UNH bookstore, Durham Book Exchange, and Amazon. There will also be a copy on 2-hour reserve in the Engineering Library in Kingsbury.

6 Grading Details Attendance/participation – 10% Homework – 35% Quizzes – 35% Final Project – 20%

7 Attendance & Participation (10%) “80% of success is showing up.” – Woody Allen “Be Here Now” Sign attendance sheet at each class – in order to participate you need to be in attendance! You must show up for the quizzes – scheduling conflicts need to be discussed ahead of time; if you are so ill that you need to miss an quiz then you should be able to document your visit to health services or obtain a note from your doctor if I ask for it. If you are ill, you need to send me an before you miss the exam letting me know that you will not be there. Active participation will be graded as ✓, ✓ +, ✓ -

8 Quizzes (35%) Approximately 6 quizzes will be given during the semester Dates will be announced in advance during class meetings, via , or on class Web site Format of exams may be T/F and/or multiple choice and/or short answers.

9 Homework (35%) “If you tell me I will forget. If you show me I might remember. But if you involve me, I will learn.” – Chinese Proverb There will be approximately 7 homework assignments Homework will involve critical thinking about various issues that we will be discussing during this course; I will ask you to submit your thoughts using various mediums available to us including: Discussion forum Blogs Web pages Class discussion Homework assignments are posted on our class site under the Assignments link and specify the due date and time; homework grades will also be posted online using a code you specify in homework assignment 1. No late homework unless otherwise specified.

10 Final Project (20%) From a list of books relating to the topics covered in this course, you will select one to read, review, and write a paper. The rough draft of your paper will be peer reviewed by one of your classmates. During the last week of classes you will be asked to give a short presentation of your paper. See the Final Project link on our class site for the list of important dates relating to the Final Project.

11 Ethics “Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody's going to know whether you did it or not.” - Oprah Whinfrey Academic dishonesty will not be tolerated; it includes but is not limited to: Cheating on quizzes (or exams) Copying someone else’s homework, project or source code and submitting it as your own (with or without their knowledge) or having someone else do the work for you Allowing someone else to copy your homework or project or doing the work for someone else Collaborating on homework assignments or the final project The consequence is typically an F for the course which, by CS Dept. policy, will also result in disciplinary letters to be sent to your department

12 Getting Help!… “You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room.” – Dr. Suess Help is available from Ellen, either via , in class, after class, during office hours, or by appointment. Students who are registered with the Disability Services for Students (formerly known as the Access Office) and wish to receive accommodations in this course are strongly encouraged to share their Accommodation Letter with me in a timely manner. If you have other issues that you want me to be aware of, please see me so that we can address them (though I can not change the course requirements for you…)

13 Other Details “R-E-S-P-E-C-T” – Aretha Franklin Please turn cell phones off during class If you have to leave class early, please let me know and I can make announcements before you leave. In general, leaving early or arriving late is disruptive and distracting – try to avoid it! Limit your personal discussions during lectures – it is distracting to me but it is even more distracting to your fellow students The best way to reach me is by using – always include your class and section number in the subject field: e.g. – Subject: CS Question Feel free to address me as Ellen or Mrs. Hepp Review the guidelines for class discussions on the Discussions page of our class site.


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