School of Computer Science

Module 18519 (2011)

Module description - Communication Skills & Professional Issues

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Module Title Communication Skills & Professional Issues
School School of Computer Science
Module Code 06-18519
Level 2/I
Member of Staff Russell Beale
Semester Semester 1 - 10 credits

Formal lecture-format presentations by module staff and visiting lecturers, group work.


On successful completion of this module, the student should be able to:

  • identify and describe ethical, social, legal and professional issues in computing
  • discuss these issues in a balanced and lucid way
  • make good presentations of views in a formal report format
  • Sessional: Continuous assessment (100%).
  • Supplementary: Repeat only.
A Gift of Fire: Social, Legal, and Ethical Issues for Computing and the Internet Sara Baase Pearson
Data Protection -- a practical guide N/A BCS
English Grammar Richard Hudson Routledge
Ethics and Computing Kevin W Bowyer IEEE
Ethics for the Information Age Michael J. Quinn Addison Wesley
Hackers: Crime and the Digitally Sublime Paul A Taylor Routledge
Intellectual Property Rights in Software N/A BCS
Introduction to Computer Law D I Bainbridge Pitman
Plain English Diane Collinson, Gillian Kirkup, Robyn Kyd and Lynne Slocombe The Open University
Professional Issues in Software Engineering Frank Bott, Allison Coleman, Jack Eaton & Diane Rowland UCL Press
Students Must Write Robert Barrass Routledge
The Age of Access: Information Technology and Social Revolution. Posthumous Papers of Colin Cherry Edited by William Edmondson Croom Helm
The Essence of Professional Issues in Computing Robert Ayres Prentice Hall
The Macmillan Guide to English Grammar Rosalind Fergusson & Martin H Manser Macmillan