Module 25345 (2012)
Syllabus page 2012/2013
Mark Lee (coordinator)
The Module Description is a strict subset of this Syllabus Page. (The University module description has not yet been checked against the School's.)
The module introduces students to ethical, social, legal and professional issues in computing in combination with report writing skills. Student participation is an important component of the module, both in researching and presenting material. Some lectures are given by external speakers with appropriate professional experience.
The aims of this module are to:
- encourage consideration of ethical, social, legal and professional issues in computing
- improve students' report writing skills
|On successful completion of this module, the student should be able to:||Assessed by:|
|1||identify, demonstrate an understanding of and describe ethical, social, legal and professional issues in computing||Continuous Assessment, Exam|
|2||discuss these issues in a balanced and lucid way||Continuous Assessment|
|3||make good presentations of views in a formal report format||Continuous Assessment|
Formal lecture-format presentations by module staff and visiting lecturers, group work.
- Sessional: Continuous assessment (50%), Exam (50%)
- Supplementary (where allowed): Repeat only.
- The continuous assessment consists of an individual report and group presentation material.
|Professional Issues in Information Technology||Frank Bott||BCS, 2005|
|Ethics for the Information Age||Michael J. Quinn||Addison Wesley, 2005|
|Plain English||Diane Collinson, Gillian Kirkup, Robyn Kyd and Lynne Slocombe||The Open University, 1992|
|Intellectual Property Rights in Software||N/A||BCS, 2000|
|Data Protection -- a practical guide||N/A||BCS, 2000|
- Presentation skills
- Written skills, including reports, documentation, manuals; press release, CV, web; code and commenting, lab notebooks
- Interaction skills, including requirements elicitation, iterative development, teamwork
- Professional Issues
- Social aspects/impacts
- Legal framework
- Ethical aspects
- Professional behaviour, duties & responsibilities
Last updated: 25 April 2012
Source file: /internal/modules/COMSCI/2012/xml/25345.xml