Section 001 T 1:30-2:45 p.m. R A208
Class Dates: 8/30-11/8 Final Exam: 11/15/11
Section 002 T 3:00-4:15 p.m. R A249 Class Dates: 8/30-11/8 Final Exam: 11/15/11
Instructor: Prof. Fred W. Geldon
Tel. (301) 424-4554 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Office: ENGR, Rm. 5323
Office hours: After class in the classroom,
or by appointment
Section 003 R 10:30-11:45 a.m. R A101
Class Dates: 9/1-11/3 Final Exam: 11/10/11
Section 004 R noon-1:15 p.m. R A101 Class Dates: 9/1-11/3 Final Exam: 11/10/11
Instructor: Prof. Tamara A. Maddox
Tel. (703) 993-1525 Email: email@example.com Office: ENGR, Rm. 5347
Office hours: Tues. 3-4:15, R 9:15-10:15
a.m. and after class in the classroom
Section 005 W 7:20-8:35 p.m. R B111
Class Dates: 8/31-11/2 Final Exam: 11/09/11
Section 006 W 8:45-10 p.m. R B111 Class Dates: 8/31-11/2 Final Exam: 11/09/11
Instructor: Prof. Michael W. Tompkins
Tel. (703) 299-3440 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Office: ENGR., Rm. 5323Office hours: After class in the classroom, or by appointment
Section 011 R 7:20-8:35 p.m. ST1 212
Class Dates: 8/31-11/3 Final Exam: 11/10/11
Section 012 R 8:45-10 p.m. ST1 212 Class Dates: 8/31-11/3 Final Exam: 11/10/11
Instructor: Prof. Michael P. Maddox
Tel. (202) 452-1525, Ext. 106 Email: email@example.com Office: ENGR, Rm. 5323
Office hours: After class in the classroom,
or by appointment
Undergraduate Teaching Assistants -- Office Hours Available upon Request
Section -001 & -002: Mike Ryan, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sections -003 & -004: Irtifa Islam, email:
Sections -005 and -006: Rachel Galang, email: email@example.com
Sections -011 and -012: Ian Maloney, email:
All Sections will use Blackboard for communications and for out-of-class discussion. Students are responsible for checking Blackboard on a regular basis. For Blackboard link, go to: mmyson.gmu.edu and select "courses". Please note that we will use the "CS 105 Combined Section" folder for ALL sections.
Legal, social, and ethical issues surrounding use of computers and the internet. The course will stress ethical decision-making as well as legal and social responsibility in connection with technology-related concerns. Issues such as security, crime, privacy and intellectual property will be examined in the context of computer use. Students may be requested to conduct research on the internet in any of these areas and/or learn to use practical technological tools related to privacy and security.
1. Students will understand many of the key ethical, legal and social issues related to information technology and how to interpret and comply with ethical principles, laws, regulations and institutional policies.
2. Students will understand the essential
issues related to information security, how to take precautions and
use techniques and tools to defend against computer crimes.
COURSE PREREQUISITE: None.
CLASS SCHEDULE: See Blackboard for assignment details and any class slides or lecture notes.
1. Out-of-class Assignments (30%)
2. Quizzes (20%)
3. Instructor Evaluation (incl. attendance and class participation) (20%)
4. Final Exam (30%)
Instructor evaluation criteria may vary from section to section. Any questions regarding specific requirements for your section should be addressed directly to your individual UTA or instructor. If you email questions, please indicate your full name, class section and reason for your message in the subject line of your email (e.g. Smith, Bob / CS 105-005 / Assignment #1).
Note: *NO* assignments will be accepted for credit after the final regular class session for your section. Remember that the final exam is the week *after* the final regular class session.
This class relies strongly on class participation. Therefore, it is important that you attend class on a regular basis. While you are welcome to attend an alternate lecture session if you miss your own, please note that you may *not* rely on different sections to present the same materials. Similarly, unless you obtain advance approval from your instructor, you may not receive credit for class participation or other in-class activities when attending a section other than your own.
** Unless otherwise specified, all papers
and other written assignments are to be individual efforts. Certain portions of group assignments
may require individual efforts as well. Be careful to follow
instructions regarding acceptable group efforts. Plagiarism
is governed by the GMU Honor Code and will not be tolerated.
Instances of cheating and/or plagiarism will be referred to
the Honor Committee.
IMPORTANT NOTE – ALL SECTIONS !!!
Please note that this class meets for 10 weeks, followed by the final exam during the 11th week of class. For Sections -001 and -002, the final date is incorrectly stated on PatriotWeb as Nov. 8, when in fact that is the last day of class, but the exam is the following week (Nov. 15). For all other sections, the date stated on PatriotWeb is the proper date for the final exam.
The final deadline for dropping this class without tuition liability is Sept. 6, 2011. ** The FINAL date to drop this course without permission of the Dean is Sept. 30, 2011. For students eligible for selective withdrawal, the selective withdrawal period ends Oct. 28, 2011. ** For specific details on dates and penalties, please check with the GMU registrar.
** REMINDER => The Final Exam for each section will be held at the time and place of the regular class sessions for that section, on the class date that would immediately follow the 10th (final) week of class. The final exam is scheduled to take place on Nov. 15, 2011 for Sections -001 and -002, on Nov. 10 for Sections -003, -004, -011 and -012, and on Nov. 9 for Sections -005 and -006.
Other helpful sites:
GMU Counseling Center
IMPORTANT NOTICE: None of the information presented
in this course should be considered specific legal advice.
Each situation is unique and requires individual attention.
Students with individual legal concerns should not rely on information
obtained in this course in making any legal decisions. Should
you have a problem or concern requiring legal attention, you should
seek specific advice from an attorney of your choosing.